This was made known in a statement issued by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Lagos on Sunday.
According to the APC, the actions of the presidency shows it is working hard to sweep the issue of the missing funds under the carpet and punish Sanusi for daring to expose the fraud.
The statement reads in part:
“Irrespective of the tepid and unconvincing denial by the presidency, it is clear that the main reason the presidency moved against Sanusi is because he blew the lid on the 20 billion dollars funds which the NNPC allegedly failed to remit to the Federation Account.
“Fortunately, discerning Nigerians are not hoodwinked by the Presidency’s choreographed mudslinging against a whistle blower, and the sponsored campaign that amounts to shooting the messenger just because his message is not palatable.”
The APC therefore raised the following questions:
– What happened to the missing 20 billion dollars?
– If indeed a part of the funds has been used for kerosene subsidy, who authorized the spending of money that was not appropriated, in violation of the nation’s constitution?
– Who reinstated the subsidy that had been removed by a presidential directive?
– If $8.76 billion of the missing money was used for kerosene subsidy, who and who are the beneficiaries, since it is clear that Nigerians are not enjoying any subsidy on kerosene for which they are shelling out at least 150 Naira per litre?
The opposition party therefore called on the National Assembly to look into Sanusi’s allegation and save Nigerians from a rapacious and a rampaging cabal that is hell bent on bringing Nigeria to its knees through runaway corruption.