…Accuses APC of housing corrupt elements
By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization, PPCO, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, of desperation to ease Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, out of office.
In a statement issued by PPCO’s Director of Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party chided the Presidency for attempting to blame Nigerians who faulted the manner charges were levelled against Justice Onnoghen.
“It is despicable that rather than retracing their steps from the ignoble act against the CJN, after the spontaneous public outrage that trailed the shameful act, the APC and the Presidency are attempting to blackmail Nigerians, who condemned the assault on the judiciary, as being sympathetic to corruption.
“The Presidency and the APC, in this venture, have exposed their desperation to subdue and annex the judiciary, particularly, following increasing agitation by Nigerians for the prosecution of President Buhari’s cronies and APC leaders over exposed corruption.
“The Presidency and APC, in turning around to fight Nigerians, have further exposed their desperation to replace Justice Onnoghen with a pliable CJN, who will execute their plots to use the courts to detain opposition leaders as well as vocal members of the Civil Society during the elections.
“It is now crystal clear to all Nigerians that, apart from failing woefully in all its promises, the APC and its presidential candidate, President Buhari, are beginning to manifest their autocratic attributes.
“Furthermore, the Presidency is not only corrupt but has become an asylum for corrupt people.
“The PPCO therefore challenges the APC and the Presidency to name one APC member that has been investigated, prosecuted or arraigned before any court of competent jurisdiction in the last three and half years in spite of their humongous corruption.
“If for anything, President Muhammadu Buhari has encouraged corruption in our nation more than any President that had the privilege of governing our country, Nigeria.
“It is important to restate that the Presidency is now a refugee camp for known and well advertised faces of corruption. From the national chairman of the APC, the co-chairman of the Buhari campaign Organization, the Director General of the Buhari Campaign, the zonal directors and the recent entrants from Bauchi and Gombe states, all leaders of the APC and Buhari campaign structure are all candidates of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,” the statement read in part.