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PDP welcomes Buhari’s declaration to jail looters

PDP welcomes Buhari’s declaration to jail looters

- PDP urges President Buhari to investigate Adams Oshiomhole, sacked DSS boss, Lawal Daura and other APC members for alleged corruption

- The party faults the anti-corruption war of the president administration

- Okorocha says he will defeat Atiku in any election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s renewed declaration to jail treasury looters as a welcomed development.

The party however urged the president to investigate Adams Oshiomhole, sacked Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura and other APC members for alleged corruption.

The spokesman for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Sunday, August 19, said Nigerians have been expecting the president to prosecute some persons who are perceived to be corrupt.

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The statement from the party read in part: “President should also allow the investigation of his ministers, who as former governors, were indicted of stealing billions of naira belonging to their states, particularly, a former governor, who was indicted by his state for allegedly diverting over N40 billion to finance APC’s 2015 Presidential campaign.

“Mr President must also investigate how billions of naira allegedly moved from parastatals under his Petroleum ministry to finance the failed attempt to change the leadership of the National Assembly as well as the certificate scandals among his ministers and special advisers and jail all those involved.

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“These are the people Nigerians have been expecting President Buhari to investigate, prosecute and if found wanting to be sent to jail. Unfortunately, Mr President has been pursuing perceived political enemies, and innocent opposition members while dining and wining with corrupt persons, a development that has completely called to question the integrity of his anti-corruption fight.

“Since President Buhari came into office, he has not allowed any investigation into the corrupt activities under his Presidency, instead he has been attracting to himself, all manner of corrupt persons and giving them the perfume of sainthood, once they identify with his APC.”

Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has boasted that he will defeat former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, in any election, even in Adamawa state.

Okorocha made the statement on Sunday, August 19, in reaction to Atiku’s comment that he would lead struggle for the PDP to take over Imo and Nigeria at large.

Speaking through his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor accused Atiku of trying to run down his government.

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