The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state has advised the governor of Ondo, Olusegun Mimiko, and the national spokesman, Olisa Metuh, to not rubbish the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, the APC said that the fight against corruption was a campaign promise by the president which he cannot break as that would be a breach of trust.
“The fight against corruption is sacrosanct and indispensable. Corruption has been the clog in the wheels of our economic, industrial, infrastructural, educational and human development in Nigeria; therefore the need to fight it with all vigour and vitality is sacrosanct and non-negotiable,” said the APC.
“We are aware of the vigorous efforts by the PDP Governors’ Forum Chair, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP leadership and former Ministers under the Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to voraciously rubbish and blackmail the anti-corruption crusade of the APC-led federal government by tainting and painting it as selective, witch-hunt, political attack and a mere time waster.
“The statement credited to the Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, on August 1st, 2015, that some people have concluded plans to begin series of petitions against Governor Olusegun Mimiko, Jonathan’s Ministers and PDP leadership to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is baseless and amount to running away from ones shadow.
“We advise them not to exercise fears if they are not corrupt, as President Muhammadu Buhari, whom the Nigerian public and the international community has nicknamed ‘Mr. Integrity’ will be fair and just to all in the fight against corruption,” the statement said.