Alleged Arms Deal: El-Rufai Has Moles Within Security Agencies-Christian Group



A Christian group, Christian United Against Boko Haram, has accused Mallam Nasir el-Rufai of having moles within the country’s security agencies. In a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Deacon Olusola Oyedokun, the group said the former Federal Capital Territory Minister and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress may have tipped off the South African authorities about the aircraft that was bearing $9.3million presumably meant for the purchase of arms by the Federal Government in South Africa. “Firstly, on Monday the September 8 2014, at the Portcullis House in Parliament, London, Malam Nasir El-Rufai publicly accused the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of collecting N50 billion from President Goodluck Jonathan as well as a jet for the purpose of sponsoring terrorism. After his speech, he distributed a pamphlet which contained his accusations. We have documentary and photographic proof of this and of course Malam Nasir El-Rufai cannot deny this. We will be prepared to produce the evidence should the Mallam have the temerity to issue a denial. “Secondly, the plane in question has already been established to have been leased out to a commercial firm. As at the time the plane was chartered by persons connected to Nigeria’s Security agencies, they had no fore knowledge of the ownership of the plane. Why, in spite of this fact has Mallam Nasir El-Rufai continued to link the President of CAN to the purported deal? Thirdly, the Nigerian security community has indicated without equivocation that this was a legitimate transaction, blaming the official delegation for any slips and particularly the failure to declare the funds. Going by the statements and documents adduced by Malam Nasir El-Rufai at the British Parliament on Monday September 8 and the subsequent issue regarding the plane, it is obvious that Malam Nasir El-Rufai and his associates have a mole within the national security community which, in the opinion of CAN, explains so many things. Is it inconceivable to come to the conclusion that they tipped off the South African authorities?” Oyedokun asked. Oyedokun also argued that it should bother Nigerians that on September 16, a member of the European Parliament, Franz Obermayr accused the All Progressive Congress of using humanitarian aid from Europe as well as funds received from al-Qaeda to fund Boko Haram “This is all the more troubling especially considering that Mr. Andrew Rosindell of the British Parliament made similar allegations on the floor of the House of Commons two months ago. “We encourage all Nigerians to search for and read the revelations by Franz Obermayr. He mentions names, and big names at that. Also, we wonder why Mallam El-Rufai who has been in celebratory mood about the revelations of Rev. Davis has chosen to keep quiet about the identity of the “senior official of the CBN who recently left the bank” and who was implicated by Davis as a direct sponsor of terror. “These and other revelations are what people like Malam Nasir El-Rufai are eager to sweep under the carpet with this red herring of a jet linked to Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor,” Oyedokun alleged.





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