- Nobody accused of corruption can go scot-free even if they join the All Progressives Congress, according to President Buhari
- The Nigerian leader on Thursday, January 6, said joining the ruling party does not absolve any politician accused of corruption from the crime
- Nigerians are of the opinion that opposition politicians accused of corruption defect to the APC in the hopes of avoiding prosecution
The president in an exclusive interview with NTA which aired on Thursday, January 6, rejected the notion that corrupt politicians defect to the ruling party to escape punishment.
According to Buhari, even if those accused of corruption join his party they can'y go scot-free. He explained that such defections has not stopped his government’s insistence on accountability.
Many Nigerians believe that opposition politicians on trial for corruption or accused of corruption join the APC to avoid being punished.
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He went on to note that joining the ruling party does not absolve anyone accused of corruption from the crime.
The president said:
“I don’t like to accept that joining our party will check our insistence on accountability. We are very serious about people who aspire to lead at whatever level by their performance, by their integrity both professional and personal.
“They can’t. Nobody can go scot free as far as I’m concerned. Imagine what the opposition could do to me if there is something along my record, a lot of confusion could have been caused."
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Nigeria's number one citizen on Wednesday, January 5, said leaders at the Legislature who are members of the APC are doing a great job.
Buhari revealed that the expertise and professionalism of these senators like Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila at the House of Representatives.