The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has said that the witness that could have nailed Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) concerning what he did when he was heading the Petroleum Trust Fund, has died.
The Campaign Organisation, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said by saying that there was nothing amiss in the financial transactions in the PTF, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was only trying to cover up the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
The statement was issued by the Director of Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
Fani-Kayode said that it was therefore wrong fro Obasanjo, under whose administration he (Fani-Kayode) served as minister of aviation, to say that Buhari was a clean man.
The former president had said that his government found nothing against the former head of state when he investigated the PTF under Buhari.
But Fani-Kayode disagreed, wondering what might have gone wrong or what would have made the former President to change his position on the issue contrary to the report that was submitted to him by the team that investigated the Fund.
He said, One of the directors of Afri-Project Consortium, who were contracted by the PTF as Management Consultants and Project Consultants, a man by the name of Ahmad Salihijo and the one person that could have nailed Buhari and that was in a position to indict him and tell the world all that he knew about the graft that took place at PTF, died under very mysterious circumstances shortly after the Dr Haroun Adamu report was submitted to the Federal Government when Obasanjo was in power.
“Many people are asking whether this was a mere coincidence or whether there was more to it.
“Finally it is curious that former President Obasanjo, an elder statesman that we hold in the highest esteem and under whose watch the Haroun Adamu probe of the PTF was conceived, commissioned and concluded, would come out and attempt to clear Buhari of all the charges made and issues raised in the report and give him a clean bill of health almost fourteen years later.