… PDP Wants Probe Extended Into Buhari’s 2015 Campaign Funds
Following indications that the Federal Government has constituted a committee to investigate whether Cambridge Analytica’s work for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007 and 2015 general elections was against the country’s laws, the opposition party is bristling in anger and calling for investigations into the ruling party’s own campaign funds in the last elections.
The government, according to a source, would move a step further to appoint a special investigator and initiate criminal prosecutions against those found culpable.
On Channels Television, Presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, admitted he had heard of the plans to probe the Cambridge Analytica saga.
On its part, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Federal Government are chasing shadows in their desperate plot to implicate the opposition in the alleged hacking into the personal record of its Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
The party said while it welcomes an open investigation into the Cambridge Analytica saga, it demands that such inquest be extended to cover the sources of the looted funds used to prosecute President Buhari’s campaign in 2015.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, on Sunday, said the APC is merely seeking to divert public attention from its manifold failures and scandals, as it is already public knowledge that neither the PDP nor any of its officials or members were ever linked or indicted in any way, in the said saga.
It is also public knowledge that the document being relied upon by the APC clinically stated that, “there is no suggestion that Jonathan knew of the covert operation.”
We are therefore aware that this new agenda is to divert public attention from the various scandalous allegations hanging on the neck of the Buhari Presidency, including the use of looted funds to finance his 2015 Presidential election, the Martin Luther Kings award saga, the damaging Bill Gates verdict on the Buhari’s economic policies as well as the numerous financial scandals in the NNPC under his watch.
This inquest should therefore be completely open and independent of government control, so that Nigerians will know the truth, not only on the Cambridge Analytica saga, but also on the source of funds for the President’s 2015 campaign and other sleazes under his watch.