Presidency Tells EFCC To Investigate Opposition Leaders

Presidency Tells EFCC To Investigate Opposition Leaders

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to secretly examine the personal and official finances of the leaders of the main opposition party All Progressives Congress (APC).

The leaked image circulates on social media:

In a leaked note dated on February 19, 2015, President Jonathan through his Chief of staff, Brigadier General Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd), told EFCC investigate 20 persons including APC leaders like ex- Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar and governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state.

Arogbofa said in the leaked memo with block letters that read: “The presidency: office of the chief of staff”:

I have been directed by the C in C to instruct your Agency to clandestinely investigate the personal and official finances of the following present and former government functionaries and report back by 16th of March.”

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Others on the letter are: Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo; Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal; Governor Aliyu Wammako of Sokoto; Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano; Former Gombe state governor, Senator Danjuma Goje; Former Kwara state governor, Senator Bukola Saraki.

Farouk Ahmed, Suleiman Barau, Habib Abdullahi, Captain Muktar Usman, Umaru Ibrahim, Abdulfatah Ahmed, Attahiru B. Yusuf, Aisha Abdurrahman, Sen Aisha Alhassan, Ahmed Modibbo (former Chief Registrar FCT Judiciary) Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, former Minister of Education make up the list.

The office of the Chief of staff is not yet to confirm the issue.

The news caused different reactions among Nigerians.

Why secretly? The President is not afraid of any body. I doubt this story!” wonders one resident.

Doing the right thing at the wrongest time!

APC has accused Jonathan of supporting and candling corruption. They said he is not tough on corruption. Now Jonathan has decided to go tough on corruption starting with them and their leaders and they are weeping. Cheer hypocrisy if you ask,” added another Nigerian.

APC has accused GEJ of not fighting corruption and he has decided to start fighting it with them,” one more reaction.

APC members are corrupt why should they accuse GEJ of loving corruption while they are corrupt. Why should they be anti-corruption crusaders when they are corrupt?”

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It should be noted that Muhammadu Buhari from the APC has recently cried that the EFCC is corrupt and finds itself under President Jonathan’s rule.


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