The National Youth Supreme Council of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute corrupt persons in his inner circle.
The group said the against corruption has been focused on the politicians who belong to opposing parties, while high-ranking officials within his government who were also indicted for corruption have been treated with kids gloves.
The Youth Council’s National President, Adai Edwin Adai, he gave instances of such allegations levelled against the former Governor of Rivers State and now Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, as well as the alleged N500 million bribe by the multinational company, MTN to the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, and other APC stalwarts.
“We read with amusement the purported reports by the federal government that it has recovered a total of $151 million and N8 billion through whistle-blowers but none recovered from looters in the present APC administration.”
“While we await the government of the day to tell Nigerians the names of those the supposed looted funds were recovered from through whistleblowers, we wish to encourage and applaud the whistle-blowing policy and advise Nigerians to continue to demand good governance from this administration and not be distracted with the latest innovations of the ruling party.”
“Lest we forget, has the APC-led federal government recovered the N13.12 million loan the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, borrowed from one of the parastatal under his ministry, the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC)?”
“We are also waiting for the final report of investigations into the misuse of office and cases of corruption hanging on the neck of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu. There is a saying that those who go to equity must do so with clean hands.”
The group also asked for investigations into the various accusations of foreign exchange racketeering which is an offshoot of the disparities in the present forex regime that sells forex at different prices for the various sectors.
“Nigerians will also remember the huge fraud and several cases of forex racketeering under this administration. Nothing has been done and its still business as usual as friends and cronies of this government are buying dollars at a cheaper rates and making billions of naira by reselling same in the black market.”
“We therefore believe that the new so-called whistle-blowers successes recorded by the APC-led federal government is a distraction to divert attention from failures and incompetence of this administration.”
“We demand that the government publish the names of all those the monies were recovered from apart from the former GMD, Yakubu.”