Lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the House of Representatives, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be unbiased in anti-corruption crusade by refusing to shield leaders of his All Progressives Congress, APC, believed to have looted the treasury.
The PDP has 139 lawmakers in the 360-member Lower Chamber.
While expressing their support for Buhari’s efforts to recover Nigeria’s stolen funds, the lawmakers canvassed a “holistic” approach to the campaign, stressing that governors who defected to the APC should not be spared simply because they are now in the ruling party.
Through their Caucus, the PDP lawmakers warned yesterday that “no politician, serving or former public office holder should be spared by the President, whether the person was a PDP member or a member of the APC.”
Addressing journalists at the National Assembly in Abuja, the lawmakers, through the chairman of their media team, Hon. Rima Shawulu, said that all Nigerians suffer from the evils of corruption.
Shawulu asserted that there were several leaders who defected from the PDP to the APC and now parading themselves as saints.
According to him, in carrying out his anti-graft campaign, President Buhari should not make Nigerians believe that the defectors no longer had cases to answer because they joined the APC.
He said: “We support the agenda of Mr. President and the Federal Government to fight corruption and we will back him to recover funds on proven cases. Our position as a political party is that the President does not have the powers by himself to draw a line that some crimes should be investigated while others are untouched.
“Corruption should be fought holistically; whether the offenders are in the PDP or in the APC, there should be no waivers on corruption investigations,” he said.


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