N1tr MTN fine: PDP Slams Presidency, APC.

Uche Secondus, PDP National Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to clear the air on allegations of corruption that have pervaded the recovery of the N1.03 trillion fine imposed on MTN Nigeria, reports Guardian.

It alleged that the Buhari led administration has questions to answer as to how the sum was allegedly reduced to N330 billion, especially in the face of allegations that certain interests in the Presidential Villa, said to be very close to the President, “took a bribe of N500 million” before the reduction.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement, yesterday, said: “The nation had long expected Mr. President to clear the air on the sordid allegation of bribery in the Presidential Villa.

Rather than progressing in that direction, President Buhari has continued to act as if the demand by Nigerians to know the truth about the alleged bribery in the Villa over the payment of the MTN Fine does not matter.”

The PDP challenged Buhari to disclose the basis for the N500million professional fee, asking: “What due process instruments did he rely upon? Who are these lawyers? Who contracted them? Under what terms and what services did they render that…beyond the Attorney General of the Federation and the team of lawyers at the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the Ministry of Justice?”

The PDP charges President Buhari to end his concealment of corruption in the villa and show his sincerity by allowing an open inquest into his administration’s dealings on the MTN fine payment.




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