‘You Can’t Separate PDP And Corruption’, APC Speaks On Onnoghen

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the opposition Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and corruption are siamese twins.

APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, mentioned this whereas reacting to the prosecution of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, over non-declaration of some property.

The APC decried PDP’s failure to name for honest trial of Onnoghen given the fees filed towards him by the Federal Authorities.

The APC spokesman restated the dedication of the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities to rid Nigeria of all types of corruption.

“Following stories of the transfer to prosecute Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of the Federation, over an alleged infraction on the Code of Conduct legal guidelines, the swift assertion by the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) condemning the purported transfer has once more uncovered the Occasion as one with a pure inclination to stand up in defence of instances of alleged corruption,” Onilu mentioned in an announcement made out there to Pulse on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

“Resort to baseless postulations anytime problems with corruption is leveled towards public officers solely verify what Nigerians already know. PDP and corruption are Siamese twins which can be tough to separate from one another. One would have thought that the PDP will name for neutral investigations when corruption instances are leveled towards public officers, however spinning falsehoods and conspiracies stays the opposition get together’s favourite previous time.

“The combat towards corruption stays a cardinal promise made by the APC to the voters. We guarantee the PDP and certainly all Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration stays uncompromising in its dedication to rid the nation of this illness.

“As famous on many events by President Buhari, it is just those that have dedicated crimes that want to fret. The APC administration is not going to hesitate to analyze and prosecute any public officer if and when such is indicted for corruption.

“Attaining acceptable elections in all democratic climes is a collective effort which requires the contributions and help of all well-meaning Nigerians, political events, establishments, and varied pursuits.

“Commendably, in successive elections carried out below the APC administration, the Occasion has performed by the foundations, which has led to credible elections. This can’t be mentioned of the PDP period when state establishments have been deployed to govern the electoral course of.

“The PDP’s baseless conspiracy idea on APC’s participation within the 2019 common elections ought to hereby be disregarded. We stay solidly dedicated to making sure that the forthcoming election go on document as one of many freest, most credible and peaceable elections within the nation,” the assertion mentioned.

Onnoghen is predicted to look earlier than Danladi Umar Code of the Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Monday, January 14, 2019, to defend the six-count cost filed towards him by the Federal Authorities.

In the meantime, over 150 Senior Advocates of Nigeria are anticipated to accompany Onnoghen to the CCT as his prosecution begins.

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