Make Report Of Aviation Ministry Probe Public, APC Campaign Tells Jonathan


SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) – The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to lift the lid on the outcome of the probe panel on the Ministry of Aviation.

A statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC presidential campaign organisation, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the President should not sweep the outcome of the probe panel under the carpet, as was the case in previous corruption allegations under his administration.

It will be recalled that the former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, was sacked following an allegation of graft against her. Her sack was followed by the setting up of a probe panel headed by the National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Challenging President Jonathan to make the probe report public, the APC Campaign said: “It will soon be three months that Mr. President constituted a probe panel to investigate the allegations of corruption against the former Minister of Aviation.

“It has been three months of eerie silence from the Goodluck Jonathan administration on the outcome of the probe panel. This is even when information at our disposal gives a pointer to the fact that the probe panel has since submitted its report.”

“The questions to ask then are: Why is President Jonathan keeping mum on the outcome of the report? Are three months not enough to investigate allegation of sleaze against a government official, who is also being investigated by the same government? Does the President expect Nigerians to forget as usual about this investigation?”

The statement noted further that the abiding culture of impunity and the lacklustre disposition to the fight against corruption are not pleasant commentaries about the country under the administration of President Jonathan.

“Nigerians have had one corruption case too many under this administration and it is worrisome why the government will not give a feedback to the nation on a probe panel that the president personally constituted.”

“We therefore ask on behalf of the Nigerian people that government comes clean with an update about the investigation into the corruption allegation against the former minister of aviation,” the APC Campaign said.