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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Arms probe: Buhari can’t be blackmailed — Bamidele

Mr Opeyemi Bamidele has said that attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari as one of the beneficiaries of the arms-gate scandal won’t stall the prosecution of those involved in the arms bazaar.
Bamidele insisted that President Buhari cannot be blackmailed, and would ever remain undaunted in the fight against corruption.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti yesterday, Bamidele said the two Jeeps donated to President Buhari after Boko Haram attacked his motorcade in Kaduna by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan should not be used to rubbish the fight against corruption and the prosecution of those that allegedly looted the nation.

Bamidele, who lampooned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for being averse to sanity, said their attempt to stop the trial of those fingered in the multi-billion naira arms deal, had further exposed the PDP as a party that is inherently corrupt.

He said he expected the culprits and the PDP to have rather exhibited soberness considering the N333 billion arms deal and cover their heads in shame than to be raising mud against a President that was committed to sanitise the system and restore Nigeria to the path of glory.

He commended the president for coming out boldly to challenge whoever has a claim that he received a cash  gift from former president Jonathan to make it public, saying the cars presented to President Buhari was his statutory entitlements as a former Head of State.

Bamidele said such allegation coming after those that were behind the alleged massive looting of our commonwealth have been unveiled, was a decoy from the dazzled opposition PDP to taint the ongoing anti-graft war.




By: Rotimi Ojomoyela
      (Vanguard)

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