The Federal Authorities on Friday dismissed as unfaithful claims that President Muhammadu Buhari donated $500m to Hillary Clinton marketing campaign within the simply-concluded US election.
A video, purportedly circulated by a US non-governmental group, the American Black Group for Democracy, had final week alleged that Nigeria donated $500m (about N150bn) to Clinton’s failed bid for the White Home.
It claimed that the cash was “pledged to the US Secretary of State, Sen John Kerry, and US Ambassador in Abuja”; including that “the donation might create an enormous misunderstanding between Nigeria and the incoming Trump’s US authorities.”
However in a response on Friday, the Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Garba Shehu, described the accusations as loopy, insisting that “Nigeria doesn’t have this type of cash to throw round.”
“What’s the craziest accusation made in opposition to President Buhari?” Shehu posted on his Twitter deal with, @GarShehu.
“That he donated $500m to Hillary’s marketing campaign and that Donald Trump is offended. This has gone viral, sadly Nigerians are believing it!
“President Buhari’s Nigeria doesn’t have this sort of cash to throw round. Even when the cash is there, this President is the least probably individual to present it as donation, and for what?”
Mr. Shehu famous that President Buhari is in dialogue with the US authorities to repatriate loots stashed in American banks.
He mentioned, “A FGN account has already been given for the return of 1 million dollars from Alamieyesiegha.
“Judgement on the $480m Abacha loot has been gained and our Legal professional-Common, Malami (SAN) shall be within the US subsequent week to talk to the Division of Justice on the following steps for the return of that as nicely.
“The united statesis paying to Nigeria, not the opposite method spherical.”
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