On Tuesday, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari who has always reiterate his plans to take his administration’s corruption fight a bit tougher has once again made a promise that he would definitely probe the ‘famous $16bn power scam project which the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo alleged he spent on power during his era.
Buhari made this promise during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.
Recalled that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar who was Obasanjo’s deputy between 1999-2007 admitted during an interactive session that they didn’t do well in terms of power despite the money that was spent.
The presiden said: “The previous government mentioned on their own that they spent 16 billion American dollars for power. But you are better witnesses than myself.
“Where is the power? Where is the money? We will follow them and eventually God willing we will get them and we will get our money back.”
However, speaking at a meeting with at the secretariat complexes of the Councils of Traditional Rulers of Rivers and Bayelsa states, the president said: “I assure you that I’m all out for free, fair and credible elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC knows my stand on this.
“Nigerians are assured of free and fair elections. Under this leadership, nobody will be allowed to intimidate other citizens. Nobody will be allowed to snatch ballot boxes and run with them. I will make sure that the votes count.”
“In 16 years, the PDP thought nobody could remove them from office. The introduction of the PVC and Card Reader made sure that our votes counted in 2015 and the votes of Nigerians will count in 2019,” he said.