President Muhammadu Buhari has denied report that he donated $500 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the recently concluded US election.
Buhari’s denial of the report was contained in a post by Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on his Facebook wall where he explained that rather Nigeria is repatriating loots stashed in US banks.
He wrote, “What is the craziest accusation made against President Buhari? – That he donated $500m to Hillary’s campaign and that Donald Trump is angry. This has gone viral. Sadly, Nigerians are believing it!
“President Buhari’s Nigeria doesn’t have this kind of money to throw around. Even if the money is there, this president is the least likely person to give it as donation, and for what?”
“An FGN account has already been given for the return of one $1 million from (Diepreye) Alamieyesiegha.
“Judgement on the $480m Abacha loot has been won and our Attorney-General, Malami (SAN), will be in the US next week to speak to the Department of Justice on the next steps for the return of that as well.
“The US is paying to Nigeria, not the other way round.”