EXCLUSIVE: Buhari Under Pressure To Remove Governor Buni As APC Party Chairman Amid Multi-billion Naira Asset Declaration Scandal

President Muhammadu Buhari is beneath intense stress to take away the Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni because the Chairnan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), SaharaReporters has gathered.

The legality of the Buni-led committee was just lately referred to as to query by some Justices of the Supreme Court in figuring out an election matter introduced by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate within the final Ondo governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, difficult the election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari Under Pressure To Remove Governor Buni As APC Party Chairman Amid Multi-billion Naira Asset Declaration Scandal 2

Though nearly all of the jurists okayed the governor’s second time period in workplace, the panel didn’t spare the rod on the management of the APC beneath Buni, describing the Yobe governor’s holding of the get together’s helms as unlawful.

A Presidential supply instructed SaharaReporters that stress is being mounted on Buhari to name for the Yobe state governor’s removing because the get together’s chairman. 

The President who returned from United Kingdom final Friday is predicted to carry separate conferences with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and a few APC governors through the week.

“The provision of Section 183 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) is clear and unambiguous to the effect that a Governor shall not, during the period when he holds office, hold any other executive office or paid employment in any capacity whatsoever.

“Some lawyers have advised the President to let Buni go. Like Festus Keyamo (Minister of State for Labour and Employment) opined, the NEC (National Executive Council) of the party can urgently meet, consider and reconstitute the CECPC to exclude, not only Governor Buni, but anyone holding any executive position in any government establishment as stipulated in Article 17 of the APC Constitution,” a supply instructed SaharaReporters.

This comes amid spirited efforts by Buni and his supporters to cowl up a multi-billion naira asset declaration scandal he’s concerned in. EXCLUSIVE: Buhari Under Pressure To Remove Governor Buni As APC Party Chairman Amid Multi-billion Naira Asset Declaration Scandal 3

SaharaReporters gathered that Buni, who was the National Secretary of the APC till his election as Yobe state governor in 2019, was concerned in anticipatory declaration, a felony offence beneath the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) regulation.

“Though he has immunity but he committed offences contrary to Section 15 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, Cap C15 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 which are punishable under Section 23 (2) of the same Act,” a Government House supply had instructed SaharaReporters.

 

An evaluation of the doc submitted by Buni confirmed he declared having N2 billion as money in 11 Nigerian banks.

 

Further checks confirmed that the accounts are being operated by one agency, MDG Construction and General Company Limited.

 

Buni, within the doc nevertheless claimed to haven’t any money in international accounts. 

 

Despite claiming his two predominant sources of revenue have been farming and enterprise, a better have a look at the doc revealed that the governor declared 25 buildings in Abuja, Kano, Borno, Kaduna and Yobe states valued at N3.1 billion.

 

Also, Buni declared that he has six farms valued at N591 million in Abuja and Yobe states. 

 

Similarly, the APC National Caretaker Chairman declared that he has three filling stations valued at N425 million.

Disbelief is trailing the governor’s declare that he earns N42 million from a farm price N7 million in Damaturu within the face of Boko Haram insurgency. Three of his automobiles he claimed are additionally price N58.5 million.

   

A supply on the CCB instructed SaharaReporters that investigation of the governor’s anticipatory declaration has gone far on the company.

 

“They are doing everything to cover up the scandal up but investigation is really ongoing. Even though his associates are doing everything to cover up the scandal, we believe President Muhammad Buhari won’t interfere and (that he will) ensure proper probe of the scandal in line with his claims of zero tolerance for corruption,” the supply instructed SaharaReporters.

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EXCLUSIVE: Buhari Under Pressure To Remove Governor Buni As APC Party Chairman Amid Multi-billion Naira Asset Declaration Scandal

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