The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is uncomfortable with the anti-corruption stance of President Muhammadu Buhari, the governing All Progressives Congress has said.
The APC National Secretary, Malam Mai Mala Buni, who made the claim in a press release issued in Abuja yesterday, said the body language of the opposition party was very clear that it was not comfortable with the ongoing probe of some of its stalwarts who were being investigated for looting the treasury with impunity.
Despite its body language, the APC scribe said the opposition party must realize that the day of reckoning had come as there was no more hiding place for corrupt elements which it harboured in large numbers while it held sway at the helm of affairs of the country.
“The APC wishes to place on record in clear terms that the President is focused, unwavering, non-selective and ready to fast-track the trial of corrupt public officers. Only the guilty ones are jittery and unconvinced that the war is winnable. Under six months in office, President Buhari’s administration has put some public officers on trial across party lines”, he added.
Mr. Buni advised the PDP to prevail on some of its high-ranking members, who were under probe, to cooperate with relevant agencies instead of finding fault with the APC government’s anti-corruption war.
He urged Nigerians not to be swayed by the latter day anti-corruption recipes of the PDP, describing it as mere diversionary tactics to earn undeserved sympathy after its government had grounded the economy to a complete halt.
The APC also kicked against the PDP’s call for the setting up of National Truth Commission, stressing that “it is time for probe, justice, and recovery of slush and looted funds”.
Buni also challenged the PDP to provide evidences on its demand for a probe of how the APC funded its Presidential Campaigns for the 2015 General Elections, adding that the governing party which did not fund its campaign with slush or corrupt funds, was ready to account for every kobo spent any time it was requested to do so.
He also said no attempt to discredit Buhari’s administration would work again, urging the opposition party to join the change train in the overall interest of Nigeria.
“APC governors were not compelled to finance our presidential campaign under any guise. And no one has been made a minister in this government to cover up slush funds used for President Buhari’s campaign. The PDP must be daydreaming. If it had such allegations, why did it keep quiet during the screening and confirmation of all ministers by the Senate in its hallowed chamber? The opposition should stop crying over spilt milk. The era of politics of desperation is gone for good”, he added.