JUST IN: Buhari Reportedly Orders Amaechi, Fashola & Abba Kyari To Resign Over Corruption Allegation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly ordered the resignation of the former Governor of Rivers State who is now the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Also alleged to have been asked to resign are Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari over various allegations of corruption, DAILY POST exclusively gathered.

A source in the Presidential Villa told DAILY POST that Buhari worried that having these persons in his cabinet could put so much to question about his personality and frustrate the present anti-corruption war had advised them to quietly resign.

The source also said the President reminded them of his earlier warning that if he sacked any of his appointees, such would be prosecuted.

It would be recalled that there had been several allegations of corruption flying in and outside the media about Ameachi. A leading Newspaper in the United Kingdom, UK, ‘The Mail Daily,’ on Sunday, May 15, 2016 published a report revealing how Rotimi Amaechi allegedly looted Nigeria’s treasury.

The report claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘fantastically corrupt” friend, spent over $140 million on the president’s 2015 campaign and has been accused of stealing £500 million.

Also a Judicial Commission of Inquiry in Rivers State had allegedly indicted the former governor for looting the treasury of the state, when he served as Governor for eight years. Amaechi had, however, denied these various allegations.

His contemporary, Babatunde Fashola, had equally been petitioned over mismanagement of Lagos state funds. It would be recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was petitioned by the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, a coalition of anti-corruption organisations in Nigeria, over an alleged “questionable expenditures” of the administration of Babatunde Fashola. He allegedly approved before he left office, N78.3 million from the state’s treasury for an upgrade of his personal website, an allegation he had since denied.

Relatively, it has been alleged that the Chief of Staff (CoS), Abba Kyari, took N500m from operators of MTN to help the telecommunications giant mitigate the fine imposed on it by the federal government.

The chief of staff was also allegedly involved in a deal of taking money from Jide Omokore, a shady businessman who was allegedly involved in corruption in the oil sector during the preceding administration.

”The president has been waiting patiently for them to resign,’’ The source stressed.

When DAILY POST contacted the Senior Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, he simply said in a text message thus; ‘’I am sorry I am in Abuja and I can’t confirm or deny the report with the president who is now in London. If you can leave me out of this, I will appreciate.’’

-- dynasty4all (m) at 10-05-2017 09:36AM
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-- schmit (f) at 10-05-2017 09:49AM
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U 2 resign Bihar go rest
-- sandra78 (f) at 10-05-2017 10:41AM
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They should hurry up and submit themself to the EFCC....Most especially that Criminal call Rotimi Amaechi....... Grin Grin Grin
-- Mykie010 (m) at 10-05-2017 11:49AM
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Buhari will do himself a lit of good,if he urges them to resign,they are tarnishing his integrity,how can people believe u when u have these characters around u.I know he can't prosecute them cis they are d ones that sponsored him during election.
-- YoUrMe4sHeEz (m) at 10-05-2017 12:01PM
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fake news! how come it's only on gistmania.
-- Bebold (m) at 10-05-2017 12:34PM
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I feel this is true and he will jail them too then I will vote for him in 2019 even if he is on wheelchair
-- christianity (m) at 10-05-2017 12:40PM
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They should not resign, they should first vomit every dime they looted both home and abroad before taking them to kirikiri.
-- Solar1234 (m) at 10-05-2017 01:39PM
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Quote from: schmit on 10-05-2017 09:49AM
U 2 resign Bihar go rest
You go help him write his resignation letter?Huh?
-- Solar1234 (m) at 10-05-2017 01:41PM
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Quote from: YoUrMe4sHeEz on 10-05-2017 12:01PM
fake news! how come it's only on gistmania.
Don't mind them..... enemies of progress
-- Larry28 (f) at 10-05-2017 03:26PM
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Hmmm i dey observe
-- eonemusic (m) at 10-05-2017 04:44PM
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This is why people should support our President. Nigeria is corrupts but our president is trying, is little by little Nigeria will see bright furfure. Support Buhari all Nigerians is not easy to build a Nation
-- morgan1 (m) at 10-05-2017 04:46PM
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Bad belle people,,,,,see dem?