By Abba Gwale
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government would not spare or condone looters of public funds within and outside government.
In a statement signed by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Wednesday in Abuja.
Akpanudoedehe was reacting to allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Buhari’s regime was the most corrupt government in Nigeria.
“In the past weeks, the PDP has laboured to canvass tales of a phantom stolen N15 trillion public funds in the media.
“It is not surprising that the generality of discerning Nigerians have ignored the unfounded and baseless allegation, because it is clear that only the PDP believes its deviant tales,” he said.
Akpanudoedehe said from petroleum subsidy rackets, unexecuted electricity, roads to arms contracts to fight against insurgency in North East, the PDP had been known with misappropriation and siphoning of public funds adding that corruption became the mainstay and pastime of successive PDP administrations.
The APC National Secretary added that Nigeria had Changed from that time under President Buhari, adding that the PDP should support its allegations with facts.
“The most ardent critics of the President Buhari and the government he leads will definitely chorus one fact: this government is unsparing and do not condone thieves within and outside government.
“Nigeria is definitely not where it was in terms of the pervasive corruption, impunity which ultimately ended the PDP administrations of 16 years of locust,” Akpanudoedehe said.
He added that with the implementation of Treasury Single Account, Biometric Verification Number (BVN) Whistle Blowing policy and other initiatives of fighting corruption by the Buhari administration, the fight against corruption remained one of its strongest successes.
He however said, the APC does not expect the PDP to see the positive impacts of the initiatives which included increased government savings among others.
He said the bribe for jobs and other employment rackets perpetuated under PDP’s administration remained one of the most disgraceful and lowest points in the history of Nigeria.