Presidential candidate vows to probe Obasanjo 


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Presidential candidate of KOWA Party, Sina Fagbenro-Byron, has vowed to probe the alleged missing $16 billion meant for electricity projects during the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and all reports of corruption in the electricity sector if voted into power.”

He said: “I am particularly interested in getting to the root of the allegations of looting of the benefits of families of the deceased employees of Power Holding Company of Nigeria; and the budgeted N16 billion between 2003 and 2007.”

Sina Fagbenro-Byron made the comment on Monday at the public enlightenment session on anti-corruption commitments for presidential candidates ahead of the February 16 general elections, organized by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

His words: “I also commit to a comprehensive audit of spending on security votes by presidents and governors since the return of democracy in 1999 and commit to direct the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to take legal action, in the public interest to hold governments to account on spending on security votes.”

SERAP Deputy Director Kolawole Oluwadare said: “We welcome the KOWA party presidential candidate’s detailed anti-corruption commitments. We call on other presidential candidates to publicly tell Nigerians what they will do regarding the illegal security votes, constitutional immunity clause, the missing $16 billion meant for electricity projects, and the opacity around asset declaration details by presidents and governors.

“The leading presidential candidates–President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives’ Party and Atiku Abubakar of the People Democratic Party–should stop taking Nigerians for granted and speak to us directly on how, exactly, they will address these fundamental governance issues

– Daily Post 

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