The Presidency has insisted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has no moral right to level any accusations against the current government in respect to Abdulrasheed Maina, the embattled former head of the presidential team on pension reforms.
In a statement released to the media on Wednesday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu described Maina as one of the monsters created by the former PDP government, and which are still rearing their ugly heads long after the Party was soundly defeated in the 2015 elections.
Referring to document records from the investigations that led to the disgrace of the former pension boss and his being declared wanted by the EFCC, Malam Shehu noted that Maina was not the only top member of the former government involved in the multibillion naira pensions scandal, but a man warmly ensconced in the bosom of power.
The Presidential media aide alleged that Top officials in the PDP government, from sectoral heads, to those charged with responsibility for law and order received some billions of naira from Maina.
Malam Shehu hinted that some influential officials loyal to the previous government may have been the invisible hand in the latest scandal that saw the return of Maina to the public service, despite being on the EFCC’s wanted list.
He, however, assured Nigerians that President Buhari was determined to get to the bottom of the matter of the impunity that led to Maina’s reinstatement.