Betta Edu: Unlike Buhari, Tinubu Not Ready To Defend Corrupt Appointees – Atiku’s Aide

Daniel Bwala, a media aide to the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has identified the difference between President Bola Tinubu and his predecessor, ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bwala said unlike Buhari, Tinubu is not ready to defend his appointees caught in fraudulent acts.

Posting on X, he commended Tinubu for suspending the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu for alleged financial fraud.

Leaked documents had revealed that Edu directed the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to pay the sum of N585.18 million into a private account owned by one Oniyelu Bridget.

The ministry claimed Bridget currently serves as the Project Accountant, Grants for Vulnerable Groups in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos and Ogun states.

But the Accountant-General of the Federation, Dr. Oluwatoyin Madein, rejected Edu’s directive and refused to pay the said sum of N585.18 million.

Following the outrage that occasioned the scandal, Tinubu suspended the minister, while ordering the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to thoroughly investigate her.

Reacting to Edu’s suspension, Bwala posted on X: “Again @officialABAT is showing that when there is a credible substance in an allegation he will act in public interest. He has suspended the beauty pageant minister. Give it to him.

“What has clearly distinguished @officialABAT from his predecessor @MBuhari is that President Tinubu does not look like one prepared to defend appointee caught with his/her hands in the cookie’s jar ( at least for now)

“But if anyone thinks this alleged corruption only exists in the Humanitarian Ministry, that person is clearly a comedian.

“There appears to be a determination cooked with a sense of urgency by some corrupt appointees to pounce on our commonwealth like a bulldog that has found the last borne on the planet earth. This is a national security threat

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