BREAKING: President Buhari Faces An Impossible Challenge, Ordered To Quickly Prosecute And Jail All Corrupt Officials In His APC Government
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has on Saturday, ordered President Muhammadu Buhari to speedily prosecute all corrupt Officials of his All Progressives Congress-led, APC, administration, 9jaStarMedia learnt.
It said that the declaration by the President, that some Officials in his government have been found wanting of corruption, vindicates the main opposition party on its principled opposition to the ongoing looting and re-looting of our common patrimony, under the government of the day.
This was contained in a statement titled: “PDP To Buhari: Prosecute Corrupt Persons In Your Government… Says President’s Assertion Vindicates Its Stance”, which was signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Saturday.
Ologbondiyan stated that the current delay in prosecuting “the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, as well as indicted Officials of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, “and other Aencies, does not convey any sense of commitment by the Buhari administration to fight against corruption.
He said that the PDP welcoms the President’s declaration admitting corruption within his government, but urged him to match his words with action, by immediately charging those already indicted, to court.
His words: “The PDP notes that Mr. President’s acceptance that there was an abuse of trust by persons in his government, had vindicated its position that the Buhari administration is replete with treasury looters, who had been enjoying the cover of government.
“The party, however, asserts that unless the President matches his assertion with the corresponding action against Officials of his government, as well as Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, who are indicted for corruption, his declaration will still end up as one of the glib promises made by the APC and Buhari Presidency, since 2015.
“It is public knowledge that the APC administration had provided cover for loads of corrupt individuals in its fold, as none of the government Officials and APC Leaders, who have been openly indicted for corruption, abuse of Office and treasury looting, have been held culpable and prosecuted.”
According to the PDP, it is important for the Buhari administration to start the prosecution of such persons, instead of the “constant harassment, intimidation, hounding and persecution of opposition Leaders, and other Nigerians with dissenting views, with trumped-up charges”.
The PDP speaking further, asked the President to borrow a leaf from it, whose administration “not only set up anti-graft Agencies, but also ensured the prosecution and punishment of those found to have abused public trust”.
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