We’ll prosecute those who spent $16bn power without result — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buahri said on Wednesday that if re-elected for a second term, he would prosecute those who spent over $16 billion on power under the previous administrations without anything on ground to show for it. 

The president said this at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Abuja. 
“There was no power under the previous administrations and a previous government admitted without anybody asking them, that they spent $16 billion for power. You know more than I do. Where is the power? Where is the money? My point is on bribery and corruption, which is one of my three areas of focus. 

“Those people who say they spent $16 on power, they will account for it. Yes, we are under a system now. Those who have been given responsibilities, in the three tiers of government; the federal, states and local governments as they are busy, we will ask anti-graft agencies to investigate and prosecute them. 

“We have already done a lot of cases, you know it, they came here and bought properties here in Abuja,and they invested outside the country. We are appealing to different States in Europe and America to please help us recover looted government properties, which we are now putting back to building infrastructure,” he said. 

The president assured Nigerians that the federal government would continue to use the little resources at its disposal to make life better for them, and to build strong public institutions for the generations to come. 

He also called for support for candidates of the All Progressives Congress across the country to enable them continue to serve the people. 

The president has so far held rallies in 35 states and the FCT, and would round-off the campaign in Katsina on Thursday. 

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