N2.5bn Scandal: Probe your wife, @OfficialPDPNig tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to show his zero tolerance for corruption by approving an open inquest into the N2.5 billion donation scandal linked to his wife, Aisha Buhari.
The Aid De Camp (ADC) to Hajia Buhari, CSP Sani Baban-Inna, was on Tuesday arrested by security agents over alleged N2.5 billion fraud which according to her, was obtained from his associates, politicians and entrepreneurs. The ADC through his associates, has vehemently denied the allegation.
However, the PDP said nothing is more scandalous than the fact that while President Buhari is in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York mouthing his war against corruption, there was a huge broth of corruption under his roof in which his wife is mentioned.
It said: “President Buhari, by now must have learnt that Nigerians are not buying the lame denial by our First Lady, who had rushed to town to disown her detained security aide, Sani Baban-Inna, just because the lid is off the can of worms.
“This scandal has further vindicated the stand of the PDP that President Buhari presides over a government of corruption, where his close relatives, officials and a cabal of associates are enmeshed in sleazy deals, but parading as saints.
“It is instructive to note that the First Lady has already admitted that her detained security aide defrauded ‘unsuspecting associates and officials’, a position which inadvertently exposes the attempt by the Police to conceal the matter,” the PDP said.
In a statement on Wednesday, the opposition party pointed to the very expensive lifestyle and personal effects, including posh jewelleries, daily paraded by close relatives of Mr. President, which contradicts the first family as being saintly and pro-poor.
“Since the First Lady, in her statement, confessed that her security aide defrauded unsuspecting associates and officials,” the PDP demand that the aide be promptly docked in an open court and given the opportunity to defend himself and expose his accomplices in the alleged fraud.
The PDP said that it hoped that the detained aide will not be “escorted” out of the country to prevent him from opening up, as was the case of former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.
The PDP therefore insisted that since high profile personalities in the Presidency were named, the matter should not be swept under the carpet.

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