Lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), has hit out at the All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for obtaining a loan of N27.5m to procure his party’s expression of interest and nomination form for the 2015 presidential election.
Falana made the comment on Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun State at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Paramount FM chapel press week where he was the guest lecturer, and spoke on the topic: ‘Current Security Challenges: Implication for 2015 Elections’
It would be recalled that former Head of States, Gen Buhari (Rtd) was reported to have borrowed N27.5m from a bank in pursuance of his political ambition.
His action according to Falana was “indefensible”.
He said, “It is indefensible for Gen. Buhari to have obtained a loan facility of N27.5m just to obtain a form of intent to contest in the presidential election in 2015 under the All Progressives Congress.
“Is he going to obtain another loan during his campaign? Because in Nigeria, it costs billions of naira to run a presidential campaign.”