Reports just reaching us indicate that a governor, minister and a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain have left the shores of Nigeria on a British Airways flight in a move to avoid being probed by the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari.
In a report published by Sahara Reporters, Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga, the current minister of industry, trade and investment, Tony Anenih, a PDP chieftain, and the governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam, departed Nigeria in a flight out of Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
The three were last seen boarding the BA flight scheduled for an 8am departure to London.
Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga, the current Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria
Tony Anenih, PDP chieftain
Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam
According to the report, Suswam’s wife, Yemisi, also left yesterday to Houston in the US to avoid getting caught up in the sweep.
It was also learned that more party officials, ministers, several appointees and aides to President Goodluck Jonathan have either fled or are planning to flee the country in a move to avoid being probed by the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Last week, the minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke travelled on the same flight with Buhari to London but efforts by the minister to start a conversation with the incoming president were rebuffed.