Corruption: Punish appointees who abused trust, PDP tells Buhari – The Punch

Corruption: Punish appointees who abused trust, PDP tells Buhari – The Punch


The President, Most most principal General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and the acting Chairman, Economic and Monetary Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

John Alechenu, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Celebration has demanded the mercurial prosecution of officers of the All Progressives Congress-led regime indicted for alleged corruption.
It acknowledged the declaration by the President, Most most principal General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that some officers of his regime had been found looking out near to corruption vindicated the birthday party on its principled opposition to the continuing looting and re-looting of our total patrimony.
This become contained in an announcement titled: “PDP To Buhari: Prosecute Sinister Persons In Your Executive…Says President’s Assertion Vindicates Its Stance,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Saturday.
Ologbondiyan acknowledged the hot prolong in prosecuting “the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, as well to indicted officers of the Niger Delta Building Commission “and other companies, does not ship any sense of commitment by the administration to fight against corruption.
He acknowledged the PDP welcomed the president’s declaration admitting corruption inside his regime but entreated him to match his words with circulate by straight charging these already indicted to courtroom.
The assertion learn in section, “The PDP notes that Mr. President’s acceptance that there become an abuse of belief by folks in his govt had vindicated its space that the Buhari administration is replete with treasury looters, who had been playing the duvet of govt.
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“The birthday party, alternatively, asserts that except the President suits his assertion with the corresponding circulate against officers of his govt as well to leaders of the All Progressives Congress who’re indicted for corruption, his declaration will quiet stop up as one in every of the glib promises made by the APC and Buhari Presidency since 2015.
“It’s miles public knowledge that the APC administration had provided duvet for loads of unhealthy folks in its fold as no longer one in every of the govt. officers and APC leaders, who had been brazenly indicted for corruption, abuse of place of job and treasury looting, had been held culpable and prosecuted.“
In line with the PDP, it become crucial for the regime to open prosecution of such folks slightly than the “constant harassment, intimidation, hounding and persecution of opposition leaders and other Nigerians with dissenting views, with trumped-up expenses.“
The opposition birthday party asked the President to borrow a leaf from the PDP whose administration “no longer handiest blueprint up anti-craft companies but additionally ensured the prosecution and punishment of these found to have abused public belief”.
Buhari had on Friday in Abuja reacted for the principle time on the allegations of corruption leveled against the leaderships of some Federal Executive Companies and Commissions.
These commissions comprise the Economic and Monetary Crimes Commission and the Niger Delta Building Commission.
When asked how he felt about most standard revelations coming out from the EFCC and the NDDC, Buhari acknowledged, “There become abuse of belief by of us trusted by outdated administration and this administration.”


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