Ayodele Fayose has described the second list of alleged treasury looters released by the Federal Government as an afterthought.
Lai Mohammed had on Friday, March 30, 2018, released six names of people who allegedly siphoned government funds when they were in power.
Most of the suspected looters whose names were released are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mohammed, who had described the first list as ‘a tip of the iceberg;, released 24 more names of alleged looters on Sunday, April 1.
Fayose said it was politically motivated.
“The first list of alleged looters released by the government is politically motivated and the second one is an afterthought that was done because Nigerians questioned the first list”, he said.
“Nigerians are more interested in their welfare, security of their lives and physical development of the country than tales of corrupt Nigerians’ list”, the governor added.
The governor admitted that there are corrupt persons within the PDP but accused the APC of shielding treasury looters in its fold.
He said, “The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) never pretended to Nigerians that it had corrupt people in its fold and the party never protected them. Today, the party has gone ahead to offload the corrupt elements into the APC.
“A government that reinstated and promoted Abdullahi Maina, who was declared wanted for corrupt practices by the International Police Organisation, (INTERPOL) and dismissed in 2013 for alleged N2.1 billion pension is nothing but a government of plunderers”.
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