Don’t truncate fight against corruption, APC warns

Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of APC

Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday  warned against any attempt to truncate the ongoing fight against corruption under any guise, while also expressing total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to end the scourge of corruption in the country.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party appealed to all Nigerians, especially opinion leaders, to ensure that their actions and utterances do not give comfort to those who have looted the commonwealth.

”Our party promised Nigerians change, but the change that we promised and which Nigerians desire so much cannot be achieved if we allow the resources that belong to all Nigerians to be appropriated by a few. How do we upgrade our decayed infrastructure and provide jobs for our people when the money meant for that has been squirelled away by a few?

”President Buhari has promised to break the vicious cycle of corruption that has held Nigeria down. How can he do that if he allows those who have looted the treasury to escape justice, and then use their ill-gotten wealth to fight the government? How can he do that if he turns a blind eye to the monumental cases corruption in all sectors.

”We know that fighting corruption in a society where the cankerworm has eaten deep into its fabric will not be easy. We know that corruption will always fight back. But there is no other choice than to confront and destroy this monster once and for all, lest it destroys Nigeria,” it said.

APC said the President’s sincerity of purpose can be seen from his statement that any of his party members who is found to be corrupt will not escape justice.

”Therefore, those who are shouting themselves hoarse by saying the Buhari Administration’s fight against corruption is selective or is a distraction are only seeking to sabotage the epic battle.

”If they have any case of corruption against any member of the APC, they should forward their evidence to the appropriate anti-corruption agency. But to take to the airwaves and the pages of newspaper to use their paid agents to launch a campaign against the anti-graft fight is to fight against the very existence and survival of Nigeria.

”The danger in truncating the fight against corruption is that it will consign Nigeria to poverty, insecurity and unemployment in perpetuity. That is why we are restating our unalloyed support for the President, and urging him not to be deterred or distracted by those hiding under sophistry to weaken the fight,” the party said.

It said those who are engaging in nitpicking on the anti-corruption fight are simply implementing a well-oiled plan to make enough noise by accusing the Buhari Administration of being selective, and hope to create enough confusion and distraction to hoodwink unsuspecting Nigerians.



6 Comments
  • Adesiyan Olusegun

    APC fight against corruption should be total and NOT selective which is amount to witch-hunting

  • Mac Makol

    ”If they have any case of corruption against any member of the APC, they should forward their evidence to the appropriate anti-corruption agency. But to take to the airwaves and the pages of newspaper to use their paid agents to launch a campaign against the anti-graft fight is to fight against the very existence and survival of Nigeria.” How did the APC get the ones they are prosecuting at the moment?

    • scot

      river state has petitioned efcc to investigate amaechi on corruption but he has not be invited or even called upon by the efcc. he is covered by the afeecee immunity. Lagos state has also petitioned efcc to investigate a 78m corruption case against fashola and nothing has been done not even an invitation, afeecee immunity cover

  • Obasinjom Warrior

    If Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria. PMB should expand the war on corruption beyond the immediate past administration all the way to IBB

  • Uzochukwu, M

    BEGIN BY TRYING CORRUPT APC MEMBERS AND STOP SHIEDING THEM.

  • Ebaah Odibo

    Most of the celebrated cases of ‘prosecution’ of corruption seems to be on the pages of newspaper by the same Lie Mohammed! 1,000,000 barrels of oil stolen DAILY. Dividends of NLNG for 10 years diverted to private pockets etc etc. No evidences of these have been forwarded to appropriate anti-corruption agency. Proven case of Halliburton scandal has not been mentioned because stalwarts and supporters of ruling party are involved! Whom do you intend to hoodwink with this window dressing stuff called ‘change’ and ‘anti-corruption fight’? The only person who really wants to fight the dragon is PMB. But unfortunately for him, he is sitting on top of a pyramid built by corrupt men with looted monies. As our people say, you don’t stay at the foot of a nut-bearing tree (like coconut) to eat the nut! Else, the other nuts on the tree may fall on you and break your head! Elements in APC are then some of the intrepid fighters against the anti-corruption efforts of PMB. Physician heal thyself!

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