A civil society organisation, Network of Civil Society Groups, NOCSG, has rejected the call by another civil society group, the Network for Justice and Economic Development under the leadership of Yerima Duniya and Adebanjo Olusola, on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, to probe the immediate past minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Senator Bala Mohammed.
NOCSG was reacting to publications that they claimed to have emanated from the latter group, accusing the former minister of mismanagement of public funds while he served as the minister of FCT.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, the Secretary General of the Group, Comrade Prince Afoke Okporua, otherwise known Karl Max, asked the anti-graft body to disregard the call, describing it as irrational.
He said though the group sincerely believe in the anti-corruption war of the Buhari-led government, but would not support for the probe of the former minister whom he claimed had performed creditably well in the five years he spent in office, superintending over the affairs of FCT.
“We would have ignored their hypocritical assertions and diversionary claims but in our clime, falsehood not challenged assumes the posture of truth and relied upon to describe a person,” he said.
Comrade Okporua challenged the Yerima Duniya and Adebanjo Olusola’s group to either justify their claim or keep mute, thus commending the former minister for his innovations that resulted in obvious transformation in FCT.
He claimed that the so called leaders only exist on the pages of newspapers and in the figment of the imagination of the masquerades behind the fallacious allegations and odious lies.
“It is disheartening that desperadoes with ulterior political motives are hiding under the cover of civil society group to make spurious claims and in the process, heat up the polity” he claimed.
He therefore, urged the incoming FCT minister to sustain the legacy programmes and projects of his immediate predecessor and not give in to unnecessary distractions.

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