The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that the revelation by the President’s Wife, Aisha Buhari that there was humongous fraud in the N500 billion Social Investment Programme and the N16 billion Mosquito Net Project embarked by the Muhammadu Buhari government vindicate its position that the present administration was deceitful and a pretentious citadel of corruption.
The opposition party making its proclamation also alleged that the Aisha Buhari revelation has even shown that the PDP has not been crying wolf by its call for an account of the said trillions of naira allegedly stolen under Buhari’s watch in the last four years.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesman, stated this on Sunday in a statement in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan said, “More disheartening is the fact that the said funds were meant for the welfare of the poor, whom Mr President had always claimed to represent in government.
“Unfortunately, these poor Nigerians have been waiting endlessly for the failed social investments promised by President Buhari only to have their hopes dashed as revelations by Mrs Buhari had shown that the money provided for the programme had been stolen.
“The PDP holds that now that the truth has been revealed by no lesser Nigerian than Mr President’s wife, the National Assembly and all anti corruption agencies should immediately commence forensic investigation how these funds were dispensed and utilized.
“Nigerians can now see how the same administration president over by ‘Mr. Integrity’ has been using the names of innocent poor Nigerians to loot our national treasury and fritter away billions of naira to finance their wasteful lifestyle while Nigerians wallow in abject poverty.”
Further, the opposition party said it was appalling that the Buhari administration would be sitting on such alleged colossal corruption yet continues to thrive in evil concealment while allegedly diverting public attention from their rot by hounding innocent opposition figures on trump-up corruption charges.
Also, Ologbondiyan said PDP had always maintained that no matter how much deceit and falsehood appear to thrive, the truth must prevail at the end of the day.
PDP, therefore, charged Buhari to speak out on the matter and immediately commence the process of recovering the money and channeling it for the benefit of poor Nigerians.