As controversy rages over the ownership of abandoned $43m dollars found in an Ikoyi, Lagos apartment, The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has vowed to resist any plot by President Muhammadu Buhari, to shield the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, from facing prosecution, the cash which was allegedly recovered from his residence, in Lagos.
This CNPP in a statement that was signed by its Secretary General of the Willy Ezugwu said it will mobilise its members, well-meaning Nigerians, and civil society groups, to resist any cover up of the real owner of the stashed cash, dismissing the claims that the money belongs to the National Intelligence Agency, NIA.
The statement reads:
“We’re worried that the current anti-graft war is becoming a show as each day passes. It is more worrisome when you begin to hear that a government security agency, the NIA, which is not a revenue generating organ of the Federal Government, is laying claim to the recovered money.
“The NIA’s angle to the controversy, is nothing but a deliberate plot by the Federal Government, to cover up the true identity of the looter.
“How can the NIA claim to own N13 billion cash stashed in a private residential apartment; NIA has no office in Lagos?”
“The war against corruption is now being exposed for what it truly is on a daily basis; a lopsided fight against perceived enemies of the present administration, while all members of the ruling party are shielded from prosecution.
“The case of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), is still fresh in our minds, how President Muhammadu Buhari quickly absorbed him of any wrong doing, even before any investigation was carried out.
“The Minister of Transport has been at the centre of several financial scandals, which were never investigated. But any plot to cover up the owner of the Ikoyi apartment loot, will be strongly resisted, with the CNPP leading the struggle. Enough is enough!!!” the CNPP state”.