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“I Will Probe $16bn Obasanjo Spent On Power Project” – Buhari Vows



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President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to probe the $16bn spent on failed electricity assignment through the management of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He stated his government could get better the cash and reveal the ones behind the scam.

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President Buhari, who spoke on Tuesday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the duration of the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign rally, said he changed into unrelenting in his pursuit of people who looted the country’s assets.

The President, who landed on the authorities helipad, changed into acquired by the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, before he proceeded to pay a courtesy name at the conventional rulers within the kingdom.

Addressing the group, Buhari said his administration no matter the daunting demanding situations have been able to curtail the security issues in the North-East at the same time as the economic system was on the way to turning into self-reliant.

Although he did not mention Obasanjo, Buhari stated, “The previous authorities noted on their own that they spent $16bn on power but you’re higher witnesses than myself. Where is the electricity? Where is the money? We will comply with them, in the end God willing, we will seize them and get our cash lower back.”

The Federal Government turned into mentioned to have spent N16bn on electricity tasks between 1999 and 2007 when Obasanjo became in authorities.

Obasanjo’ll make himself available for probe, says aide

When contacted through one in all our correspondents, the media aide to Obasanjo, Kehinde Akinyemi, said his primary changed into anticipating the probe, including that he could make himself available whenever.

He said the previous President had because closing year said that he become prepared for probe.

Obasanjo media aide said a declaration had been issued closing yr wherein the previous President introduced his readiness for the probe.

Akinyemi stated, “It is no more information. We are already awaiting that. Since final 12 months, Baba (Obasanjo) had stated he might make himself available for the probe.”

Buhari likes phantasm, says Osuntokun

Obasanjo, he said, had even written a ebook about it and also volunteered statistics about the difficulty to the National Assembly and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

He said the President “likes phantasm,” including that the previous President had said that there was not anything like $16bn as being claimed by way of Buhari.

Osuntokun stated, “We have a threat in our arms. President Obasanjo has written approximately this trouble. He had volunteered records to the National Assembly and all that. Buhari is busy wining and eating with those being investigated by way of the EFCC, claiming that their sins have been forgiven.”

Also, the PDP stated Nigerians have to now not take the President seriously, including that there were signs that he may not realize what he become pronouncing.

The National Chairman of the celebration, Prince Uche Secondus, said, “Are you positive the President is privy to what he said? If he could claim in Ekiti that he came to workplace in 2005, after which went to Ondo to mention he was elevating the fingers of Edo Central Senatorial candidate instead of Ondo and all that, you suspect he must be taken severely?”

Earlier whilst addressing the APC supporters in Yenagoa, Buhari highlighted his achievements and entreated them to vote for him on February sixteen.

He stated, “We take the issues of protection, economy and infrastructure critically and we also are promising that we can make folks that occupy govt positions each at state and federal levels to be responsible to the people.

“You realize we’re building roads, the railway changed into simply killed however we are rebuilding it, and there has been no energy we can convey strength back.”

The former governor of Bayelsa State and leader of the birthday party in the kingdom, Timpre Sylva, and the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Henieken Lokpobiri, urged Bayelsans to vote hugely for President Buhari and the APC come Saturday.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has stated he’s all out without spending a dime, honest and credible elections starting on February 16.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, stated Buhari gave the assurance at a assembly with traditional rulers at the secretariat complexes of the Councils of Traditional Rulers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, and Port Harcourt, Rivers, on Tuesday.

Buhari stated, “I guarantee you that I’m all out without cost, truthful and credible elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission is aware of my stand on this.

“Nigerians are assured of loose and honest elections. Under this leadership, no one could be allowed to intimidate different residents.

“Nobody might be allowed to grab poll packing containers and run with them. I will make sure that the votes depend.’’

He commended the advent of the PVC and Card Reader, and urged the kingdom to include the technology, arguing that without it, the 16 years of misrule by using the PDP might now not have been delivered to an stop.

“In 16 years, the PDP thought no person could cast off them from workplace. The introduction of the PVC and Card Reader made sure that our votes counted in 2015 and the votes of Nigerians will count in 2019,’’ he careworn.

Election monitoring to value every birthday celebration N884m

Meanwhile, INEC said with the 119, 973 polling gadgets and 57, 023 vote casting points, it may cost a little each birthday celebration N884m to installation agents in all the polling gadgets.

The INEC National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity, Festus Okoye, stated this for the duration of an interview with considered one of our correspondents.

He said if every political party paid every polling agent N5,000, the whole price might be as high as N884m.

Okoye, consequently, rejected pointers by way of the Inter-Party Advisory Council for the commission to provide budget for parties.

The INEC commissioner stated, “Even political parties that have resources discover it hard deploying sellers in all of the polling units. We have more or less 120,000 polling gadgets and then we are able to create over 50,000 voting points and at the end of the day, you may have almost a hundred and eighty,000 polling devices.

“If you are paying a party agent N5,000 according to polling unit at one hundred sixty,000 polling units from morning until night; you recognize what which means.

“So, if you multiply N5, 000 with the aid of one hundred eighty,000 you understand plenty on the way to value. At the ward collation centre we’ve got 8, 809 wards and every birthday party will ship retailers to 8, 809 collation centres. So, it makes it a close to impossibility for any birthday party that does not have budget to send birthday party dealers and so on.”

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