Emmerging reports say Buhari Campaign Organisation fraudulently collected over N60bn from different ministries and agencies of Government through Pseudo Companies to fund the campaign of the President’s re-election in 2019.
According to a document obtained by LeadersNG, it was gathered that Good Governance Awareness Campaigner Group under the auspices of the Buhari Campaign Organization used the following private companies, Heridam Worldwide Limited, Maysu Construction LTD, Honeygate Engineering Company LTD, Extended Global Services Limited, Ajibako Multi Links Nigeria Limited, Maizamam Multi Resource Limited, Authentic Consulting Firm Limited, Teamdek Ventures Nigeria Limited to illegally obtain contracts from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to fund the re-election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the Campaign proposed for the Supply and Installation of Road Signs along Federal Highways. The Organization requested the Ministry to give some slots to cushion the Financial Pressure on them as they intend to move the campaign train to the grassroot in the Six Geo Political Zones in the country.
LeadersNG reports that it source said the Campaign Organization has been using the re-election of the President to get contracts from different Ministries, Agencies and Parastatals of Government without following due process.
There were earlier reports of how by LeadersNG that the Spokesperson of the Buhari Campaign Organization, Mr. Festus Keyamo collected N450M from the NNPC for the President’s re-election.
The Public Procurement Act as enacted in 2007, prescribes principles by which public procurement entities within the various Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies should conduct their affairs.
The principles, which include honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, fair competition, economy and efficiency and value for money, apply to all transactions, large or small, and describe the behaviour expected of every public officer in the conduct of public procurement.
The spirit of the Act is to offer all interested contractors, suppliers and consultants a level-playing field on which to compete and thereby, directly expand the purchaser’s options and opportunities.
The Law also frowns at procurement officials betraying and abusing public trust for personal gain.
Procurement Act stipulates that bids shall be invited only from qualified/approved contractors/suppliers competent to do the work or provide the services to the nominated standards, the process that was never followed in the award of Contracts to some of the above mentioned companies.
The law also says that contracts shall be awarded to the lowest evaluated responsive bidder, and shall meet all technical requirements and standards on the basis of competitive tendering unless overriding technical grounds exist to justify any other course of action.
of every major contractor to the Federal government in the country with no exception are funding the President’s re-election. This includes oil companies, construction companies and other private companies.
Mr Kelechi Anayo, A Lagos based Public Affairs according to LeadershipNG says the Buhari led administration has reneged on its campaign promises and opaque system of awarding and approving major contracts is a testament that the administration’s war against corruption is just a mere charades.
Ministers and other appointees of the Septuagenarian Leader who promised to kill corruption, have continued to award contracts without the National Council on Public Procurement (NCPP) – a regulatory body, created by law, to set thresholds to values of contracts that an awarding ministry or agency can approve.
Reports further state that federal ministers have been awarding contracts to friends and families of the Nigerian Leader