The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday demanded that the Presidency should speak out on the reported arrest of President Muhammadu Buhari’s known confidant, Nasir Danu, at the Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom, for alleged passport scam and money laundering.
According to PDP, the silence by the Presidency on the matter since the report of Danu’s arrest and deportation is self-indicting, particularly given his reported confessions and alleged links to persons closely related to Mr. President.
The party made the demand in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, alleging that he was caught while allegedly ferrying stolen currencies for persons said to be close to the Presidency.
The party said that the Buhari Presidency should speak out on this huge scandal and allegations that Danu had been in the business of connecting the said close relation of the president with many oil contractors for alleged underhand deals through which billions of naira get frittered.
The PDP noted that this was beside allegations of being a front for scandalous contracts running into billions of naira from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, among other government agencies.
The party cautioned the Buhari Presidency to perish the thoughts of concealing this scandal saying it is already in the public domain with Nigerians demanding for investigations.
The PDP therefore charged the Buhari Presidency to immediately order an open investigation into the matter and expose those in this scandalous racket.
“Nigerians can now further see how the Buhari Presidency stinks. Our party therefore insists that for a government that always orchestrates claims of integrity and zero tolerance for corruption, it behoves on the Presidency to come clean as well as order an investigation into this huge allegation,” PDP stated.
Reports had claimed Danu was arrested at the Heathrow Airport in the UK, few days ago with a fake Malta Passport and more than £200,000.00 in cash.