In what seems to be a grand plan to tame those eyeing the number one seat in Nigeria, the ruling party, All Progressives Congress has begun a clampdown on those who intend to compete against President Muhammadu Buhari.
A source within Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told our correspondent that the commission has been instructed to open files on all those eyeing the presidency.
You would recall that Nigerian Federal agency, the Nigerian Ports Authority had terminated a pilotage contract signed with Intels, a company partly owned by the former Nigerian Vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who recently decamped from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress to the opposition party, People’s Democratic Party.
Intels Nigeria Limited, was founded over 30 years ago by Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and Gabriele Volpi, an Italian national who also has Nigerian citizenship.
Another person perceived to be a force to reckon with who has been marked by the vicious Nigerian government is former Nigerian Senate president, Senator David Mark.
Mark was last year December grilled by the anti-graft agency over 2015 campaign finances for political activities in his home state, Benue.
The agency also asked Mark questions over the house he purchased when he was the Senate president and several other allegations.
LeadersNG gathered that since the anti-graft agency couldn’t find any wrong doing in all of these allegations, the commission has begun another move to label the former president of the Senate corrupt by accusing him of collecting rent monthly from the same house he purchased from the Federal Government.
“David Mark by law, is entitled to some of these benefits, it’s laughable for EFCC to accuse him of wrong doing in collecting what is due to him, an aide to the senator said”.
The former Senate president according to sources within the EFCC will honour an invitation this morning at the commission headquarters to answer further questions.
……..To be continued