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2019 polls: Don’t return thieves to power - APC urges Nigerians

2019 polls: Don’t return thieves to power - APC urges Nigerians

- APC has pleaded with Nigerians to keep watch on the political activities in the country

- It accused politicians vying posts under the PDP of looting and desperation

- It called on Nigerians to fight corruption laid by the opposition party during its 16-year reign

The All Progressives Congress (APC), through its national publicity secretary, Nabena Yekini, has pleaded to the members of the public to be watchful of political activities in the county, adding that the main opposition party has taken path of desperation to hijack power though the fraudulent means.

In a statement sent to Legit.ng, the APC's national scribe warned Nigeria against politicians who are using the looted funds to run what he described as "campaign of calumny against the anti-corruption" of the Buhari-led government.

He added that politicians vying for different positions under the platform of main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are "thieves (that) have resurfaced to canvass votes of Nigerians for various elective positions, ostensibly to resume their stealing."

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He said: "Sadly, these thieves have resurfaced to canvass votes of Nigerians for various elective positions, ostensibly to resume their stealing. Nigerians are neither gullible nor stupid. They have not forgotten the yoke they bore under the corrupt Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regimes and deserve no more of it.

''Public funds that could have improved the education, healthcare sectors and provided infrastructure to develop the economic and social life of Nigerians are sadly in the pockets of these thieves.

''While we alert Nigerians to the plot of some politicians to buy votes and deploy other illegal means to subvert the people’s will during coming elections, we urge relevant agencies to be proactively involved in tracking of election financing.

'The same people who criminally-diverted public monies to fund their political activities as brazenly displayed during past administrations, must be prevented from doing same in coming elections.''

Nabena urged Nigerians not to swallow back their vomits since they have decided to pick a fight alongside the federal government against the deadly corruption and corrupt practices the PDP successfully inaugurated during its sixteen years of reign of locust and ruins.

He added: ''To conclude, we share the submission of a former United States Vice President, Joe Biden: 'Corruption is a cancer; a cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity. it wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs.

"We must continue to challenge corruption and its related vices. This is line with the Change Agenda the APC promised Nigerians. This is a promise we are committed to keep."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nabena had said that instead of apologising for looting the nation's treasury, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was still bent on making moves to take over power come 2019.

Nabena, who made this statement on Sunday, August 12, in Abuja was reacting to the PDP's allegations on the President Buhari administration’s anti-corruption war. He said that the opposition's corruption was obvious to all Nigerians.

He remarked that the opposition should understand that Nigerians could not forget how the country was destroyed by its ‘gang of pen robbers.’

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