Buhari Imposed Abdullahi Adamu On APC Despite N15bn Corruption Charges — Clark

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Elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark said former President Muhammadu Buhari imposed Abdullahi Adamu, a former Governor of Nasarawa State, as national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) despite his alleged corruption charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

Clark stated this while speaking during an interview on Arise Television.

The elder statesman decried the freedom enjoyed by alleged corrupt politicians in the country.

He noted that nothing has so far been heard about 15 former governors and ministers who were dragged to court during the period when Nuhu Ribadu was the chairman of the EFCC.

Clark said, “In 2007, more than 15 former governors and ministers were charged to court during Ribadu’s time as the EFCC chairman.

“Some of them were charged to courts in Lagos, Abuja and so on. But after some time, some of these cases were not heard again.

“All we heard was that these same governors had been cleared to contest senatorial seats. Let me take a case of Abdullahi Adamu, who was the governor of Nasarawa State in 1999.

“He was charged to court for embezzling money from his state to the tune of N15 billion with other commissioners who were to be charged to court in Nasarawa State.

“Then after being charged to court he contested election to the Senate and he won and he has been there and nobody cared about him. Thereafter, former President Muhammadu Buhari imposed him as the National Chairman of the APC.

“We have many such people in the APC. Nobody heard about his trial again. He became an honest man and talked about corruption more than any other person.”