President Muhammadu Buhari’s support group has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar was plotting to smuggle into Nigeria looted funds for the 2019 election.
Against this background, Buhari called on security agencies to stay at alert and double their efforts to “enforce provisions of the of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 (as amended).”
He spoke through his campaign team, Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, on Sunday.
A statement jointly signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassid Madueke, Chairman and Secretary of the BMO, said intelligence gathering showed the former Vice President has made promises to some foreign individuals to apportion a percentage share of some state owned assets to them.
The statement reads: “We have it on good authority that the PDP and its Presidential candidate are making strenuous efforts to bring in public funds stashed abroad including those from recent sales of assets in Angola which were acquired with illicit funds.
“We also know that the former Vice President has made promissory transaction commitments on a number of strategic national assets including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and a percentage holding in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to a foreign syndicate.