Seized $15m: Kwakwanso Berates Prez. Jonathan

Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso has berated President Goodluck Jonathan and members of his cabinet for their insincerity over their defence of the seized $9.3m and another $5.7m by the South African Government.

He said the seized money by the South African Government under the guise of procuring arms and ammunition to fight insurgency, contravened established rules and guidelines.

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Kwakwanso said it was a clear violation of the due process in the procurement.

The governor, who had earlier inaugurated the Ire Burnt Brick Industry revamped by Governor Kayode Fayemi, of Ekiti State said Nigerians must rise up to protect judiciary for the sustenance of the country’s democracy.

He stated further “As a former Minister of Defence, I am very conversant with the way and manner, and the due process that is required to procure any arms, ammunition or equipment, there are rules and guidelines. Arms and ammunition are not rice and beans that you can just go to the market and purchase.’’

Continuing Kwakwanso, while expressing his dissatisfaction over the seized monies said “Many of us were concerned when the information filtered in. In fact, we didn’t believe it initially, but along the line, based on the defence of what happened, we realized that it was a bitter truth that, such a thing happened, that money of that magnitude in an aircraft flown to another nation, I think so many things have gone wrong. I think it is high time for the Federal Government to sit up to its responsibilities to ensure that things are being done correctly.’’

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