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EFCC slams Buhari’s aide for linking it to Saraki



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has berated the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters , Senator Babafemi Ojudu , for accusing the EFCC of playing out a script written by Senate President Bukola Saraki .Ojudu had in an article titled , ‘ Fifth columnists in our recent history ’ , accused Saraki of orchestrating the Department of State Services ’ blockade of the National Assembly and the EFCC ’ s freezing of the Benue and Akwa Ibom states ’ accounts last week .
He had said , “ From the shenanigans at the Benue House of Assembly to the siege on National Assembly , the attack on judges home in the night , the so-called barricade of the Senate President ’ s house , the laughable kidnap of Boy Dino and ‘ his 11 hours on a tree ’ , the freezing of the Benue and Akwa Ibom accounts all are scripted , produced and acted by Oloye ( Saraki ) Productions. ”

However , the EFCC in a statement by its spokesman , Mr Wilson Uwujaren , said the freezing of the accounts were not scripted by Saraki but by the commission after months of painstaking investigations .

The anti – graft agency advised Ojudu and other politicians to do proper investigation before making allegations .

The statement read in part , “ The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to a widely syndicated article by Senator Babafemi Ojudu , Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters entitled , ‘ Fifth columnists in our recent history , ’ wherein he portrayed the commission as a conscript in the devious plots by Senator Bukola Saraki to undermine the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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“ The commission takes exception to the attempt to impute false motive to its investigative activities. The recent placement of a ‘ Post No Debit Order ’ on some accounts in Benue and Akwa Ibom states were the culmination of many months of painstaking investigative activities . To reduce such activities to the level of a stunt in a real or imaginary script by any politician is outrageous .

“ It is important to state that the EFCC is not a party to the so- called script by Saraki . Members of the public should disregard the innuendo in Ojudu ’ s article as it is unfounded . ”

It added , “ The commission calls for circumspection on the part of political leaders , while urging them to seek clarification before making comments on matters they do not know about . ”

In another development, The former governor of Sokoto State , Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa , has blamed Nigerians for voting President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that that as a soldier Buhari was trained to kill and not to govern .

Bafarawa made the statement in Lafia , while declaring his intention to contest the presidential seat under the platform of the People Democratic Party at the state PDP party secretariat on Sunday .

Bafarawa explained that he left the APC because of the injustice meted out to him by the party .

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The former governor of Sokoto State, who blamed Nigerians for mistakenly voting president Buhari, said , “ Buhari is a soldier trained to kill, but not to govern .

“ Don ’ t vote somebody to power who does not possess democratic tenets to govern a country as Nigeria . ”
Earlier , the state PDP Chairman , Francis Orogu , said the visit of the presidential aspirant was apt and timely .

Orogu described Nasarawa as a PDP state , stating that though the party was not in control, it was able to produce two senators and three House of Representatives members.