As the anti-corruption campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration claims more victims, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. George Moghalu, has stated that no member of the party found corrupt will escape unpunished.
Moghalu, who is National Auditor of the APC, in an interview on Saturday, stated that members of the party were not above prosecution if found culpable and if Nigerians have evidence of corrupt practices against any member of the governing party, they should not hesitate to approach the anti-graft agencies for investigation and prosecution.
The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, whose members have been at the receiving end of the anti-corruption crusade, have accused the Buhari administration of targeting only members of the opposition while members of his own party, APC, who are alleged to have corruption allegations hanging on their necks, are walking free.
In his response to the alleged one-sided nature of the anti-corruption war, Moghalu said: “If Nigerians have evidence against any APC member no matter how prominent, make it available to the anti-graft agencies saddled with the responsibility of fighting corruption and they will investigate it.
“Mr. President is not responsible for prosecution but to give a leeway, and he has integrity as a person and anybody who wants to work with him must live according to his rules otherwise he will embarrass the person because he cannot afford to damage the reputation he has built over the years”.
The APC national auditor also gave reasons why the APC-led government has faced challenges since taking over the reins of power at the center, accusing the immediate past PDP administration of vandalizing the country.
“The truth of the matter is that as government we met a very bad situation; a country that was totally run down and almost vandalised, coupled with attendant economic downturn as a consequence and declining of our oil as a source of revenue for government”.