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APC Replies PDP; Buhari Will Not “Micro-Manage” Anti-Graft Bodies; Stop Being Hysterical


By Niyi Adeyi

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which accused it Sunday, of selective justice in its anti-corruption crusade, vowing that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration will not “micro-manage” the anti-corruption agencies.

To this end, the ruling party asserted that it was wrong for the PDP to accuse the APC-led Federal Government of unleashing the agencies against the opposition.

In a statement he issued in Lagos Monday, the ruling APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, dismissed the allegation by the PDP that the anti-corruption war of the Buhari Administration was selective, describing it as a worn-out argument.

”The ceaseless cry of selective anti-corruption battle is a bogey invented by the PDP to intimidate the anti-corruption agencies, and it will not work. It is the PDP’s strategy to stifle the fight against corruption.

”How can the PDP claim to support the anti-graft battle when every time any of its members is called in for questioning, it runs to the media to shout that the battle is ‘selective’? Is it possible that anyone who is invited for questioning will not belong to a party, an ethnic group or a certain faith?” it queried.

APC stressed that the anti-corruption agencies have a duty to investigate petitions sent to them, irrespective of who was involved, but noted that invitation for questioning was not the same as conviction.

”Those who have nothing to fear must be willing to clear their names by honouring any invitation, and only the guilty needs be afraid. The PDP must stop being hysterical over such invitations which are not going to stop simply because the opposition has called a press conference to cry wolf where there is none,” the party fired.

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