Anti-corruption Fight: ‘pdp Must Pay,’ Apc Declares
SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, (THEWILL) – Anti-Corruption Fight: 'PDP Must Pay,' APC DeclaresThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and all treasury thieves must pay for the recklessness and shocking mis-management of public funds perpetuated under the defunct 16-year PDP rule.
This was declared by the National Secretary, APC, Mai Mala Buni, in response to recent statements made by PDP chieftains castigating President Muhammadu Buhari and his anti-corruption crusade.
PDP big wigs, including Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose; and the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, had alleged that the anti-corruption crusade, which they termed selective, was a ploy to silence the opposition and an attempt to turn the country into a one party state.
According to Mai Mala Buni, the APC is aware of the intensified orchestrated attacks by the PDP on the hugely successful war against corruption in order to stampede and blackmail anti-corruption agencies over ongoing corruption cases being investigated.
“The APC urges anti-corruption agencies not to be distracted by these syndicated and coordinated attacks and continue to employ all legal and legitimate avenues to bring to book all looters of our common wealth,” he said.
“It is clear that the PDP is out of sync and out of step with the generality of Nigerians on the clamour to bring to book all looters of public funds. The days of impunity are over.
“The PDP and treasury thieves must pay for the recklessness and shocking mis-management of public funds perpetuated under the defunct 16-year PDP rule,” he declared.
He challenged the PDP to produce proof of its allegations saying that the president is sincere and ready to tackle corruption from the roots to the upper echelons no matter whose ox is gored.
“The position of the APC has not changed. For the umpteenth time, if the PDP has any proof of corruption against any APC member as alleged, we advise that they approach any of the anti-graft agencies constitutionally mandated to handle such cases,” he said.
“The political will and sincerity of purpose of the present administration to tackle corruption from the roots to the upper echelons no matter whose ox is gored is unwavering. Anybody guilty of corrupt practices must face the law.
“We advise individuals being investigated on corruption charges to cooperate with investigators instead of declaring innocence on newspaper pages and other media outlets.
“On the allegation by the acting PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus that the APC is attempting to foist a one-party system on the country, such idle chat does not deserve a response,” he fired.