- The PDP has raised concerns over the reported corruption in Nigeria
- The party questions the integrity of the APC and the Buhari administration
- Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP spokesperson, alleges that the situation in the country is worse
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the 2020 corruption index report by Transparency International (TI) which placed Nigeria 149th on the corruption perception index.
The party in a statement via Facebook on Thursday, January 28, by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the report is evidence that corruption has worsened under the Buhari administration.
''This descent into the abyss of corruption only goes to show that President Buhari’s anti-corruption stance is a mere swindle used to delude Nigerians while the vaults were laid open for APC leaders and officials of the Buhari administration to plunder.''
He lamented that Nigeria’s decline on the corruption index from 136th in 2016 to 144th in 2018, 146th in 2019, and now 149th in 2020.
The PDP spokesperson accused the APC led administration of using propaganda to promote a false fight against corruption while creating a safe atmosphere for its leaders to loot the nation.
The party alleged that there was massive stealing of funds in the several government agencies including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Ologbondiyan urged Nigerians to demand that leaders in the APC refund funds allegedly looted from the country.
Legit.ng recalls that the PDP recently urged US president, Joe Biden, to impose firm sanctions on leaders of the APC and officials of the Buhari administration over alleged corruption.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has opened up that one of the greatest difficulties his administration has faced is fulfilling his campaign promises to Nigerians.
The Nigerian leader made this submission when he had his first meeting with the new service chiefs on Tuesday, January 26, Punch reports.
In fact, the president said trying to make good the many promises he made to the nation back in 2015 has been very difficult.