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Anti-graft war not selective, APC tells PDP

11 January 2016, 08:02Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged anti-corruption agencies to disregard criticism the government’s drive against graft was targeting members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

“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,” APC National Secretary, Mala Buni, said.

The sentiments come on the back of senior PDP officials raising concern that the government’s drive against corruption was selective.

Among those quoted are Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, was on Friday quoted as accusing the APC of attempting to turn the country into a one-party state.

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“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,” said Buni.

“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.”

Buni endorsed the government’s fight against corruption.

While the drive has mostly resulted in the arrest of PDP members, some members or backers of the ruling party have not been spared.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last week arrested Alhaji Jafaru Isa, an APC chieftain and ally of Buhari, as part of investigations into the arms scandal.

The agency on Saturday also detained, for undisclosed reasons, the APC Deputy Governorship candidate in the recent election in Kogi State, James Faleke, and Mohammed, the eldest son of Abubakar Audu, the late APC governorship candidate.

- CAJ News


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