By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor
The All Progressives Congress, APC last night cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Senate caucus on its threat to withdraw cooperation from the APC-led administration, saying that the PDP senators must be reminded of their primary responsibility of lawmaking and representation of their constituents.
The APC in a statement issued by its national secretary, Mai Mala Buni also dared the PDP to expose any APC official it believes to be corrupt to the searchlight of the anti-corruption agencies.
Saying that the administration’s anti-corruption crusade must not be bent to the dictates of the PDP, the APC said:
“The PDP Caucus must be reminded of their primary responsibility of lawmaking and representation of their constituents at the National Assembly. The APC advises the PDP Senate Caucus not to allow political shenanigans to becloud overall national interest.
“The PDP Caucus allegations of a selective anti-corruption fight and “belligerent” stance of the current administration is hogwash and baseless. If the PDP and its agents have proof of corruption against anybody, the APC advises that they approach anti-graft agencies constitutionally mandated to handle such cases instead of declaring innocence on newspaper pages and other media outlets.
“For the umpteenth time, the PDP and their agents do not have the luxury of dictating how the current administration and anti-corruption agencies carry out its legitimate duty of investigating and prosecuting cases of corruption, as long as it conforms to the rule of law.
“The APC urges anti-corruption agencies not to be stampeded and blackmailed by this new plot and continue to employ all legitimate avenues in investigating and prosecuting ongoing corruption cases. The generality of Nigerians clamour for all looters of public funds to be brought to book. The APC assures Nigerians that the political will and sincerity of purpose of the current administration to tackle corruption remains resolute.”