The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to petition the various anti-graft agencies if any member of the ruling party is found to be involved in corrupt practices.
The ruling party made the assertion in a statement while responding to the declaration by some Senators that they have withdrawn their support for President Muhammadu Buhari due to his anti-corruption fight which is allegedly selective.
The statement was signed by its National Secretary, Mala Buni.
Buni said, “If the PDP and its agents have proof of corruption against anybody, the APC advises that they approach anti-graft agencies constitutionally mandated to handle such cases instead of declaring innocence on newspaper pages and other media outlets.”
“The generality of Nigerians clamour for all looters of public funds to be brought to book. The APC assures Nigerians that the political will and sincerity of purpose of the current administration to tackle corruption remains resolute.”
The ruling party also berated the PDP senators, saying they should face their legislative business and come to terms with the reality that they cannot determine how the Buhari administration fights corruption.
“The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a statement credited to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus stating that the Caucus has withdrawn its support for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the administration’s hugely successful war against corruption,” the statement said.
“The PDP Caucus must be reminded of their primary responsibility of lawmaking and representation of their constituents at the National Assembly. The APC advises the PDP Senate Caucus not to allow political shenanigans to becloud overall national interest.
“For the umpteenth time, the PDP and their agents do not have the luxury of dictating how the current administration and anti-corruption agencies carries out its legitimate duty of investigating and prosecuting cases of corruption, as long as it conforms to the rule of law,” the statement said.