The Presidency has reacted to accusation by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) spent the US Dollar drawn from the excess crude oil account on 2019 elections.
A statement today, July 21 by the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that PDP is used to the fact that governments are run on the basis of freewheeling looting “as they did their own. The PDP is under a socio-emotional distress.
“The PDP spent Defence procurement funds on their failed 2015 political campaigns as proven in court. That is not to say every succeeding government, more so one led by a Buhari will do the same.”
Garba Shehu explained that out of the $1,000 Million $490 Million was spent by the Buhari administration to purchase a dozen Super Tucano fighter aircraft in a direct government-to-government (no Contractors or Commission Agents) transaction with government of the United State.
“Various other military procurements have been made. Balance of expenditure stands at about USD 880 million or so.
“Barring considerations of national security, the details of the stage of implementation, the procurements made and the suppliers will be obtained. We will give more of the details tomorrow, Monday, July 22.