The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenge the Presidency to speak out on the reported arrest of President Muhammadu Buhari’s known confidant, Nasir Danu, at the Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom, for alleged passport scam and money laundering.
The opposition party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, insists that the silence by the Presidency on the matter since the report of Danu’s arrest and deportation is self-indicting, particularly given his reported confessions and alleged links to persons closely related to President Buhari.
The PDP cautioned the Buhari Presidency to perish the thoughts of concealing the scandal as it is already in the public domain with Nigerians demanding for investigations.
It noted that this is in addition to apprehensions in the public space that he was caught while allegedly ferrying stolen currencies for persons said to be close to the Presidency.
The party said the Buhari Presidency must also speak out on this huge scandal and allegations that Danu’s has been in the business of connecting the said close relation of the President with many oil contractors for alleged underhand deals through which billions of naira get frittered.
It noted that this is beside allegations of being a front for scandalous contracts running into billions of naira from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, among other government agencies.
The PDP therefore charged the Buhari Presidency to immediately order an open investigation into the matter and expose those in this scandalous racket.
According to Ologbondiyan; “Nigerians can now further see how the Buhari Presidency stinks. Our party therefore insists that for a government that always orchestrates claims of integrity and zero tolerance for corruption, it behoves on the Presidency to come clean as well as order an investigation into this huge allegation.”