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2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by xpmode(m): 11:26am On Sep 12, 2018
ANALYSIS: 2019: PDP presidential aspirants whose ambitions are dogged by corruption allegations

Last week, I in my humble and bias opinion performed an e-screening for PDP Aspirant, but was ignored by many. However, my selection criteria attracted happen to be a major issue that a Premium Times writer took his time to address the issue, backing it with Nigeria Constitution.

For the TL;DR crew like me, I will just outline the PDP presidential aspirants whose ambitions are dogged by corruption allegations here, you can read more in the source.

Atiku Abubakar
On July 21, Mr Abubakar declared his bid to contest on the ticket of the PDP in Yola, the state capital. Mr Abubakar’s ambition is dogged by allegations of corruption while he was in office as vice president. In 2006, the Senate ad hoc committee headed by Victor Ndoma-Egba investigated and indicted him and his former principal, Olusegun Obasanjo, of mismanagement of funds belonging to the Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF).

Bukola Saraki
Mr Saraki was governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011. In 2011, he was elected into the senate and has since been there. Early in the life of the current federal administration in which he is number three in the hierarchy, Mr Saraki was charged by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. He faced a 13-count charge bordering on corruption and false assets declaration. After about three years of tortuous judicial journey, Mr Saraki was cleared of all the allegations by the Supreme Court on July 6.

While the CCB case lasted, findings by PREMIUM TIMES and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Paradise Papers), in 2017, indicated that Mr. Saraki sat on the board of an offshore entity while he was governor and later member of the Nigerian Senate in violation of Nigeria’s code of conduct law.

Recently, the Nigeria Police linked the senate president with armed robbery in Offa, Kwara State, that led to the death of over 30 persons. The police said some of the arrested suspects in the April Offa robbery confessed that Mr Saraki and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, were their sponsors.

David Mark
He was senate president from 2007 to 2015 on the ticket of the PDP. Mr Mark, who represents Benue South, is the longest serving senator in Nigeria having been first elected into the chamber in 1999. The former senate president was first questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in December 2017 and again in January 2018 over receipt of illegal funds in the days before the 2015 elections.

He was grilled over alleged payment of N2 billion into the National Assembly account by the PDP for distribution to senators. Mr Mark has since denied receiving such fund. PREMIUM TIMES also reported that Mr Mark had links with eight offshore companies in British Virgin Island as shown by the Panama Papers.

.....In the documents, Mr. Mark was repeatedly marked as a politically exposed person, and at a point the former senate president had to send documents, across to Mossack Fonseca to prove that he was clean.

Sule Lamido
Mr Lamido is the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, which he governed between 2007 and 2015. He had been foreign affairs minister between 1999 and 2007. In July 2015, Mr. Lamido and his sons were arraigned by the EFCC on allegations of money laundering, amongst other charges.
A 28-count charge bordering on a number of alleged breach of trust was slammed on Mr Lamido, Aminu Sule Lamido, Mustapha Sule Lamido and one Aminu Wada Abubakar, in a Kano High Court. They allegedly received N1.35 billion kickback from a government contractor. The money was allegedly paid into accounts controlled by the governor and his sons.

Source:
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/282927-analysis-2019-pdp-presidential-aspirants-whose-ambitions-are-dogged-by-corruption-allegations.html
To be cont.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by xpmode(m): 11:26am On Sep 12, 2018
Attahiru Bafarawa
Mr Bafarawa was the governor of Sokoto State from 1999 to 2007 on the ticket of the defunct ANPP. He ran for president on DPP platform in 2007 but lost. He joined the PDP in 2014. He was a member of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic. In 2015, Mr Bafarawa, his son, Sagir, a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and others were arraigned in court for alleged money laundering and criminal breach of trust.

They were accused of diversion, misappropriation and breach of public trust in respect of N19.4 billion. Mr Bafarawa’s son, Sagir, allegedly acting as front for his father, received N4.6 billion from the NSA’s office. They were arraigned on 22-count charge before Justice Peter Affem of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High court. When the charges were read to them, all the accused persons denied the charges one after the other. Earlier in 2009, the EFFC had preferred N15 billion corruption charge against the former Sokoto governor.

However, the recent case involving the former NSA is still ongoing.

JONAH DAVID JANG
He is the immediate past governor of Plateau State and a serving senator representing Plateau North. Mr Jang, a retired air commodore, was military governor of Benue and the old Gongola States between 1985 and 1987. Mr Jang, 74, is being prosecuted by the EFCC for alleged corruption. He and a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Yusuf Pam, were fingered in the diversion of N6.3 billion belonging to the Plateau State Government.

In May, the former governor was incarcerated and later granted bail by the Plateau State High Court after one week in detention. Mr Jang had earlier dragged the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to court for including his name in a controversial looters’ list published by the federal government.

According to the list, the former governor stole N12 billion from the state’s treasury while in office.

You may Wonder What Does Nigeria Constitution says

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by xpmode(m): 11:35am On Sep 12, 2018
What the law says

Section 137 (1) (d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) says, a person shall not be qualified for election to the office of the President if “he is under a sentence of death imposed by any competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria or a sentence of imprisonment or fine for any offence involving dishonesty or fraud (by whatever name called) or for any other offence, imposed on him by such a court or tribunal, or

e) within a period of less than ten years before the date of the election to the office of the President has been convicted and sentence for an offence involving dishonesty or he has been found guilty of the contravention of the of the Code of Conduct;….

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The Question is what will PDP do, field in an Aspirant who people will doubt his integrity OR Repeat Yaradua Case?

Personal Opinion
In the Days of Olusegun Obansajo, Yaradua was unpopular Candidates in the whole federation, but his Integrity and Education level was the strength of PDP campaigned strategy and NIgerians buy into it. Late Umar Musa Yaradua was not over ambitious person which make him to love People more than his ambition, he understood PDP manifestos, he was a visionary leader. All his 7 Point agendas were creatively caved out of PDP manifestos.

What Nigeria need and should go for is:
=> A man of integrity with Clean Profile
=> Not over ambitious,
=> Someone who understand and believes in his Party Manifesto
=> A hardworking fellow, who has attained the Apogee of his Career
=> Someone who understand rule of law
=> Someone who can clarifies his Campaign promises
=> Not someone who sing Restructuring without telling us what he/she will do under the Restructuring Programme.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by gaby(m): 11:37am On Sep 12, 2018
Okay copied and a beautiful work of investigative journalism carried out there.

Now kindly get back to work and jejely furnish us with those of APC.

I no go school ooo, but we term this, balanced and unbiased reportage/journalism.

I dey wait...

Thank you...

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by Aufbauh(m): 11:40am On Sep 12, 2018
Point of order: All the 12 PDP presidential aspirants have corruption case hang on them, even the ones unmarked their dossier shall be open.

I believe the APC counter forces are waiting for any one of them to emerge from the premaries.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by faaz24: 11:41am On Sep 12, 2018
2019 here we come.

Meanwhile...
Anytime I saw ATIKU

I think of my corrupt Memory
Card.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by Cajal(m): 11:42am On Sep 12, 2018
Nigerians and corruption are like Catholics and holy mary

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by ElectroLyte: 11:50am On Sep 12, 2018
Aufbauh:
Point of order: All the 12 PDP presidential aspirants have corruption case hang on them, even the ones unmarked their dossier shall be open.

I believe the APC counter forces are waiting for any one of them to emerge from the premaries.

Kabiru Tanumu Turaki is Man of Honor. No Corruption Index

Image Copy Right: raoo - page 2

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by Aufbauh(m): 11:54am On Sep 12, 2018
ElectroLyte:


Kabiru Tanumu Turaki is Man of Honor. No Corruption Index

Time shall tell. A Nigeria politician who has been a former Governor or senator has no corruption index?
Haba, i should take your word as sarcasm.
Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by Victornezzar: 11:55am On Sep 12, 2018
Publish that of Apc please

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by baliyubla: 11:56am On Sep 12, 2018
I can as well allege that the bloke occupying Aso Rock Villa is from Sudan and not necessarily from Daura.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by ElectroLyte: 11:57am On Sep 12, 2018
Aufbauh:


Time shall tell. A Nigeria politician who has been a former Governor or senator has no corruption index?
Haba, i should take your word as sarcasm.

Let me help with Google Search, it is very simple

Kabiru Tanumu EFCC

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by Dannyset(m): 11:59am On Sep 12, 2018
All public office holders in Nigeria are corrupt considering their exorbitant salary.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by krendo: 12:01pm On Sep 12, 2018
The constitution is talking about conviction and sentence by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction

People’s integrity can not be judged based on allegation especially in a society like ours where the police and EFCC manufacture any evidence you want willy nilly

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by SolutionMee: 12:02pm On Sep 12, 2018
cheesy Always trying so hard to implicate Saraki

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by ElectroLyte: 12:02pm On Sep 12, 2018
Victornezzar:
Publish that of Apc please

We dont need APC x-List when is is definite that Buhari will be their candidate. And as a PDP sympathizer, we need a Candidate that can slug it out with him. And one that can not be tamed with propagandas

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by bedspread: 12:02pm On Sep 12, 2018
I Think Saraki has been Exonerated...

That Kabiru Tanimu man , I listened to him and liked him

Tambuwal has no case

Dankwanbo is also a great candidate

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by krendo: 12:04pm On Sep 12, 2018
bedspread:
I Think Saraki has been Exonerated...

That Kabiru Tanimu man , I listened to him and liked him

Tambuwal has no case

Dankwanbo is also a great candidate


None of these guys has been convicted by a court on anything

Having an EFcC File is meaningless

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by Racoon(m): 12:05pm On Sep 12, 2018
No Nigerian politician is free from corruption be it micro or macro corruption.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by xpmode(m): 12:12pm On Sep 12, 2018
bedspread:
I Think Saraki has been Exonerated...

krendo:


None of these guys has been convicted by a court on anything

Having an EFcC Dike is meaningless

That was on court technicality. But on moral ground. Saraki and others Failed . Judgement can be bought in the court, using Judicial Bribery or Paying Lawyers to clean your dirty jobs. It is impossible to Buy Moral Uprightness.

Where there is no Fire their will be no smoke, even Buhari failed in this aspect, even though he may claim to have integrity. allegation has being raised against him, via his wife and children.
Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by bedspread: 12:15pm On Sep 12, 2018
xpmode:




That was on court technicality.
But on moral ground. Saraki Failed. Judgement can be bought in the court, using Judicial Bribery or Paying Lawyers clean your dirty jobs. It is impossible to Buy Moral Uprightness.

Where there is no Fire their will be no smoke, even Buhari failed in this aspect, even though he may claim to have integrity. allegation has being raised against him, via his wife and children.
You are Right bro! But am looking at it based on the Country constitution

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by okeybig: 12:18pm On Sep 12, 2018
Shut up Atiku and Saraki don't have corruption case so far

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by xpmode(m): 12:38pm On Sep 12, 2018
okeybig:
Shut up Atiku and Saraki don't have corruption case so far

Yes you are right after reverse psychology. grin grin grin

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by ElectroLyte: 12:41pm On Sep 12, 2018
okeybig:
Shut up Atiku and Saraki don't have corruption case so far

See this one oo



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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by xpmode(m): 12:43pm On Sep 12, 2018
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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by bettercreature(m): 1:09pm On Sep 12, 2018
Racoon:
No Nigerian politician is free from corruption be it micro or macro corruption.
Buhari is free! Google it.

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by chrizzyace: 1:10pm On Sep 12, 2018
Cajal:
Nigerians and corruption are like Catholics and holy mary

And what’s the sense in what you just said now?

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Re: 2019: PDP Presidential Aspirants With Corruption Allegations - Premium Times by Dee60: 1:11pm On Sep 12, 2018
I think the report is very shallow.

Some of these candidates in both parties have been very corrupt before 60% of Nigerians were born!

Some of them can single-handedly build new teaching hospitals, equip them to the brim and donate to states but they wont do that. They will rather use the money to buy votes.

Let us not be deceived again by 'anti-corruption' potential. Politicians will always take care of themselves (at least 90% of them).

Nigeria needs candidates across the board that will commit to tackling the age-long problems of this country - structure, politics and policies!

There is hardly any saints in Politics.

I do not want to vote for the current people, and I am still waiting for a sound competent and credible person or persons.

Kingsley Moghalu is on the short list! Let us see who else comes out.

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