Fayose Challenges Buhari To Tell Nigerians How $1bn Arms Fund Was Spent
The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has called out President Muhammadu Buhari to explain to Nigerians how the $1bn the government alleged was set aside to procure arms to fight insurgency was spent.
Fayose in several tweets on Friday said he had alerted the people of the people of Nigeria that the present administration took the money from the Excess Crude Account to fund the 2019 general elections to favor the President’s party and not for the war against Boko Haram.
“When in December 2017, FG took $1bn form the Excess Crude Account purportedly to buy arms to fight Boko Haram, I did say then that the money was to fund the 2019 reelection of @OfficialAPCNg candidates. Not many people suspected.
“Nigerians should recall that I took a stand against the withdrawal of the $1bn. 30 months after the $1bn was released, Nigerians, including soldiers and FG officials are complaining of no arms and ammunition to combat insecurity in the country.
“More than ever before, more killings and kidnappings are being witnessed daily. Nigerians want explanations on what happened to $1bn,” he said.