- Presidential aide, Femi Adesina, describes the allegations of corruption by the PDP against President Muhammadu Buhari as lies and conjectures
- Adesina rebuffs suggestions that the president’s integrity is being put to a test by the allegations, noting that allegations do not test integrity
- The presidential aide says the opposition has nothing to tell Nigerians except they try to impound the integrity of President Buhari
The special assistant on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, has challenged the PDP to produce evidence of claims that President Muhammadu Buhari’s close relations had acquired shares in major companies worth over one trillion naira.
Channels TV reports that Adesina dismissed the allegations of corruption by the PDP against the president as lies and conjectures.
“Did they give you any evidence? And I’m sure you as a journalist would know that the allegation is not even worth the paper on which it is written, if it is written at all,” the presidential aide said.
“They are just conjectures that they can’t prove”
Adesina also faulted suggestions Buhari’s integrity was being put to a test by the allegations, noting that allegations do not test integrity.
“People are just banding all sorts of allegations now. It does not amount to a test of the integrity of the President,” he said.
“The good book says when the devil lies, he speaks his natural language. Another translation says when the devil lies, he speaks his mother tongue.
“When some people lie now, it sounds like their natural language. We have just heard some of it on this programme this evening… lies upon lies upon lies… allegations that they are trying to pass off as facts.
“But the truth of it is that they have nothing to tell Nigerians except they try to impound the integrity of Mr President and I tell them it’s a losing battle because Nigerians have confidence in this president, they know that he’s a man of integrity so all that they are throwing or attempting to throw at the president is just like water off the duck’s back,”
Adesina rejected claims that the president was covering the investigation of issues involving the former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, the former secretary seneral of the federation, Babachir Lawal, sacked over allegations of corruption, as well as the monies recovered from the Ikoyi Apartment.
He explained that investigation on those cases was still in progress.
He said the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, who was also accused of fraud, ought to be commended for turning her Aide de Camp in for investigation over alleged corruption.
In a related report, the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization (PMBCO) has reacted sharply to claims by the team of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that the former has shares in Etisalat and Keystone bank.
In a statement received by Legit.ng and signed by Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of Buhari’s group, the allegation is aimed at tarnishing the image of President Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbhajo, since the PDP understands that it is not as accepted as it expected.
Festus Kayamo said the PDP wants to make it look like the 2019 election is between two corrupt people.
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