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Kaduna PDP Demands Prosecution Of El-Rufai

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has requested that the governor of the state, Uba Sani call on the anti-graft agencies to probe and prosecute his predecessor, Nasir El-Rufai.

Gatekeepers News reports that PDP made the request through a statement released by the party’s spokesman, Abraham Caton.

The party urges the ad hoc committee set up by the Kaduna House of Assembly to probe El-Rufai for his report on the former governor.

It also recommended the probe of El-Rufai ’s administration which was between 2015 and 2023 on Wednesday.

They accused El-Rufai of diverting public funds and engaging in money laundering. The party added that most of the loans obtained by his administration were used for other purposes.

The speaker of the Kaduna assembly, Yunus Liman further asked that the alleged diversion of public funds and money laundering under El-Rufai should be handed over to law enforcement agencies.

Liman said, “That the Governor of Kaduna state between 29th May 2015 to 29th May 2023, as the chief executive officer of the state, breached his oath of office contained in the 7th schedule to the Constitution of Nigeria as amended and failed to exercise due diligence in the administration of the state.”

“Plunging the state into unwanted, unjustified, and fraudulent domestic and foreign debt over and above the total loans obtained by Kaduna State from 1965 to 1999, from 1965 to December 31st, 2014, and the majority were obtained without due process.”

El-Rufai however, disregards the report, saying the fraud allegations were “politically motivated”.

Going on, PDP stated that the committee’s report has justified its long-standing criticisms of “certain expenses used during El-Rufai ’s administration.

The statement added “The PDP wishes to call on the governor of the state, Sen.Uba Sani, to, as a matter of transparency and posterity, immediately invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, ICPC, to further investigate and recover all the monies looted by Nasir El-Rufai and his cronies, and those found guilty be prosecuted, as revealed and recommended by the Committee’s report,” the statement reads.”

“The party is following events as it unfold, and will always react accordingly.”

“It will be recalled that earlier, Governor Uba Sani claimed that he supported and gave his consent during the application for the loan in good faith while serving as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Kaduna, taking this bold step will further exonerate him from the public scrutiny and court of public opinion.”

“The PDP supports full government action towards enthroning transparency and good governance across all levels of government in the state.”

“On a final note, the party wish to commend the House of Assembly and the Members of the Committee for a job well done and for standing on the good side of posterity, as history will never judge them in a bad light.”

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