FG’s anti-corruption war devoid of sentiment –APC


The All Progressives Congress on Friday dismissed a claim that the on-going anti-graft war was targeted at decimating the leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

The APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

The party was responding to a statement issued by the PDP on Wednesday.

The PDP had alleged that its leaders were being targeted for harassment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The PDP statement, which was signed by its National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon, said, “Indeed, intelligence available to the party shows that the Federal Government, using its various agencies, is bent on destroying any opposition to the ruling party as all indications show that the government is more interested in humiliating the PDP than fighting corruption.”

But Odigie-Oyegun said members of the opposition party who were being questioned by the anti-graft body ought to address issues instead of trying to whip up sentiments.

He queried the rationale behind the allegation against the APC since those being interrogated were being given the opportunity to clear their names.

Specifically, Odigie-Oyegun ask, “From whom did (Uche) Secondus collect the gift (of cars)? Was it from a corporate entity or from an individual?

“If a corporate entity decided to support a party or an individual that is corporate, that is private, that is totally subject to the individual’s decisions, of course, to the limit in the constitution and what the Electoral Act provides.

“I think it is that straight forward. Look, I don’t know how often we will repeat this, we have a major problem with corruption, it is what has crippled this nation and if you are cutting down a tree wherever its falls, so be it.”