The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for deceiving Nigerians while secretly running an over-bloated oil subsidy government.
Nigeria’s main opposition party made this known in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Friday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya.
The party said it demanded an apology from Buhari based on ‘statement credited to the NNPC Managing Director, Mele Kyari, that the Buhari administration had been running an over-bloated subsidy, which is against the national interest.
“Our party holds that Kyari’s open confession is a direct vindication of our stand that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration has been neck deep in serial oil fraud”, the statement said.
“It is clear to all that the Buhari administration had not only been covering sleazy oil subsidy regime but also an under-recovery fraud with an international dimension.
“It is even more distressing that such monumental racket against our nation had been going on under an administration whose leaders parade as saints while swimming in an ocean of corruption.
“Our party charges the Buhari Presidency to immediately name the West African countries that it claims to be subsidizing fuel for and the amount so far spent in such hazy enterprise.
“This is so because there are already insinuations in the public space that the so-called West African countries could be the private purses of corrupt APC leaders and the cabal in the Buhari Presidency.
“It is, however, saddening that President Buhari had allowed such hemorrhaging of our economic bloodstream into private vaults.
“Now that the Managing Director of the NNPC has summoned the courage to make this confession, after our party counseled government officials to stop lying to Nigerians about trillions of naira claimed to have been paid for subsidy, what is expected of the Buhari Presidency is to, without any further delay, apologise to Nigerians, make restitutions and take immediate steps to recover the over N14 trillion siphoned in oil scams under its watch”.