Share recovered loot among 36 states‎ – PDP chieftain tells Buhari

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ekiti State, Hon Gboyega Akinola has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against repeating the errors he made as Military Head of State, regarding recovered assets.

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He also frowned at the non-disclosure of identities of the identified treasury looters, saying that it might give room for suspicion and cast doubt on the genuineness of the anti- graft war.

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Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, the former PDP secretary in the state recalled how Buhari, as Military leader in 1983 put up a dogged fight against corruption and recovered millions of naira, only to allow his former lieutenant, General Ibrahim Babangida, who later snatched power from him, squander it.

Akinola, therefore, charged Buhari to act fast on the matter, alleging that there were many potential looters in the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.

The ex PDP scribe also alleged that the ongoing anti- graft war being championed by the APC led government was biased and extremely targeted at the opposition
According to him, the Federal Government had nothing to fear in doing this, since the identities of treasury looters had always been revealed in the past, arguing that their family members even worked freely, as nobody has private army or police to harass them.

“By not disclosing the identities of the looters, it appears the present government has something to hide. Buhari should realize that there are many potential treasury looters in this cabinet. If he don’t publish the names of looters against their loot, there is no way Nigerians can ascertain the actual assets recovered from these people.

“I am challenging the Federal Government on behalf Nigerians that it should let us know the names of the looters.

“For example, if one trillion naira is recovered from a particular looter and somebody is telling us that it is just N100billion, how would Nigerians know the truth?

Again, President Buhari must not repeat the mistake of 1983 about the recovered loot. If he does that, he would have himself to blame.

“I remember this was the same way he fought corruption as a military leader and jailed many politicians. Within a spate of two years or thereabouts, millions of Naira were recovered. And this was when naira had great value. He did not do anything with the loot until Babangida hijacked power from him and squandered it.”

The PDP chieftain suggested that half of the recovered assets should be shared among the 36 states on equal basis but with a caveat that such must be spent on the payment of outstanding salaries and on investment.

The Ikere-Ekiti born politician stressed that the measure must be taken in ernest to save the imminent collapse of the Presidential System of government.

“As we speak, more than 27, out of the 36 states of the Federation are indebted and many of them cannot even pay salaries of their workers.

“So, if we don’t really want the system to collapse, the half of the recovered assets should be shared among the 36 states on equal basis.

“Mr President must give the affected states the order that the monies should be used to pay outstanding salaries and investment in projects that would shore up their Internally Generated Revenue, (IGR).

“This, to me, is a long and short- term solution to the lingering economic problem. But the short term is for government to give them unconditional bailouts”‎, he further stated.

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16 Comments

  1. Pdp cannot learn to be left-handed in old age. No what you do to them they Wil share money. So they are doing what they know how to do

  2. Hahahaha pdp.see d way u r talking.as if buhari is a fool.share wat money.and who does nt knw d looters.dey r in court.example alison deziani,dasuki,fani kayode,they appear on news everyday.come out and explain ur true motive for wanting d govt to name d looters.its a bad advice wit ulterior motives.i guess to jeopardise d nation.

  3. Mr. President please!!! don’t share the money among 36 states they will not use it for the benefit of the poor masses.Kindly inject it into our Health sector, Educational sector,Agriculture sector e.t.c for national development.God bless Nigeria.

  4. Some people could be so shameless and very shallow in their thoughtfulness! How could a PDP ‘leader’, a so called leader for that matter, clamor for sharing the commonwealth recovered from thieves? A right thinking individual – like many others who have commented here – would have thought that the monies should be committed to implementing capital and other development projects at the national level. This person’s demand bears semblance with the clear case of the prodigal son in the Inspired Word. Shouldn’t people come to terms with the reality that states which cannot but depend on the federal government for mere workers’ salary should pack up? Indeed the workable alternative is for Nigeria to go confederate. In so doing, all states will fend for themselves. The onus of the federal government will then be to take care of security, foreign policy and monetary and fiscal issues at the national level. And even so, the center will then have become so ‘powerless’ that only few individuals with genuine intentions will clamor to serve their fatherland. In sum, the case of most of these unguarded Nigerian leaders and Nigeria itself is synonymous with King Solomon’s rendition in Ecclesiastes : “Woe unto thee oh city, when they king is a babe.”

  5. Some people could be so shameless and very shallow in their thinking! How could a PDP ‘leader’, a so called leader for that matter, clamor for sharing the commonwealth recovered from thieves? A right thinking individual – like many others who have commented here – would have thought that the monies should be committed to implementing capital and other development projects at the national level. This person’s demand bears semblance with the clear case of the prodigal son in the Inspired Word. Shouldn’t people come to terms with the reality that states which cannot but depend on the federal government for mere workers’ salary payment should pack up? Indeed the workable alternative is for Nigeria to go confederate. In so doing, all states will fend for themselves. The onus of the federal government will then be to take care of security, foreign policy, and monetary and fiscal issues at the national level. And even so, the center will then have become so ‘powerless’ that only few individuals with genuine intentions will clamor to serve their fatherland. In sum, the case of most of these unguarded Nigerian leaders and Nigeria itself is synonymous with King Solomon’s rendition in Ecclesiastes : “Woe unto thee oh city, when they king is a babe.”

  6. Some people could be so shameless and very shallow in their thinking! How could a PDP ‘leader’, a so called leader for that matter, clamor for sharing the commonwealth recovered from thieves? A right thinking individual – like many others who have commented here – would have thought that the monies should be committed to implementing capital and other development projects at the national level. This person’s demand bears semblance with the clear case of the prodigal son in the Inspired Word. Shouldn’t people come to terms with the reality that states which cannot but depend on the federal government for mere workers’ salary payment should pack up? Indeed the workable alternative is for Nigeria to go confederate. In so doing, all states will fend for themselves. The onus of the federal government will then be to take care of security, foreign policy, and monetary and fiscal issues at the national level. And even so, the center will then have become so ‘powerless’ that only few individuals with genuine intentions will clamor to serve their fatherland. In sum, the case of most of these unguarded Nigerian leaders and Nigeria itself is synonymous with King Solomon’s rendition in Ecclesiastes : “Woe unto thee oh city, when thy king is a babe.”

  7. Mr honourable advice did you now belief that your party loot and empty Nigeria treasury why not recover the money then but you now know how to share loot money thank you adviser

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