• Buhari Would Punish Corrupt Persons, Says APC

    OyegunThe All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, reiterated it’s position that anybody guilty of corrupt practices will surely face the wrath of the law.
    APC’s national chairman, chief John Odigie-Oyegun in a statement, maintained that the party will not join issues with what he termed the “childish and laughable conspiracy theories being bandied by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in relation to the 2019 presidential elections.”
    Assuring that the APC would adhere to laid down rules in picking it’s presidential candidate for the 2019 poll, Oyegun noted: “ “Whoever the PDP picks as it’s candidate for the 2019 presidential election is not the business of the APC. Relevant laws in the country clearly spells out requirements for persons seeking election into all political office.
    He said, “The preoccupation of the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari is to deliver on all the promises made to Nigerians by the party during the 2015 election. Looking back at the last seven months, there are clear indicators showing that the APC and the President Buhari administration is on the right track to delivering on its Change Agenda.
    The PDP speaks of a presidential directive to security agencies and judiciary to “coerce” and “convict” PDP leaders and officials of the immediate-past administration with corruption charges. Clearly, such abuse of presidential directives was a concept invented and effectively deployed by the PDP during its defunct 16-year rule. The APC is a law-abiding party and cannot adopt such diabolical concept. The APC believes strongly in the rule of law, as against the kind of impunity Nigeria witnessed under the PDP for 16 years.
    We assure Nigerians that the PDP conspiracy theories will not distract the President Buhari administration, law enforcement and anti-graft agencies from the successful ongoing war against corruption being waged on looters of our commonwealth. ‎The ongoing war against corruption is not selective. Anybody guilty of corrupt practices will face the law.
    “Clearly, the PDP has chosen to blame everyone but itself for the sorry state it finds itself. The PDP should have known that it will pay for its years of impunity, recklessness and shocking mis-management of the country’s commonwealth. PDP members who are genuinely inspired by the APC-led administration are welcome to the APC fold. It is their right to abandon a sinking ship and join one that is smooth-sailing.”
    Oyegun was reacting to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, of the opposition peoples democratic party ( PDP) ,Chief Olisa Metuh who had amongst others stated: “…the APC is obviously seeking to destroy the PDP so that it can push through Buhari’s second tenure in 2019 without opposition from the PDP”.
    Metuh had further alleged: “… the Federal Government is persecuting, and not prosecuting, Col. Sambo Dasuki.  The APC and its leaders fear that Dasuki, given his vast political and security network, may be harbouring a presidential ambition, more so that the PDP has zoned its presidential ticket to the north.”
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