The Nigerian Government may have offered its side of the story making the rounds about a purported $500 million donation by President Muhammadu Buhari to Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party candidate in the recently concluded US presidential election. Garba Shehu, the president’s special assistant on media and publicity, described the story as “the craziest accusation” yet made against President Buhari
“That he donated USD 500 million to Hillary’s campaign and that Donald Trump is angry. This has gone viral, sadly Nigerians are believing it!
“President Buhari’s Nigeria doesn’t have this kind of money to throw around. Even if the money is there, this President is the least likely person to give it as donation, and for what?
“As we speak, President Buhari is concluding agreements with the U.S. to return our stolen money in their banks.
“A FGN account has already been given for the return of one million Dollars from Alamisiegha.
“Judgement on the USD 480 million Abacha loot has been won and our Attorney-General, Malami (SAN) will be in the US next week to speak to the Department of Justice, USDOJ on the next steps for the return of that as well.
“The U.S is paying to Nigeria, not the other way round,” Shehu stated.