By Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the anti-corruption efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari would continue to be a ruse, in-as-much-as many corrupt people within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are not exposed
The party said the APC, at present, has in its fold, some of the most corrupt individuals that other parties, including PDP found rather too dirty to be accommodated, and yet they are being covered with the party’s duvet.
Disclosing this in a statement issued in Osogbo yesterday, the state PDP spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said with glaring evidence of corrupt act, against even some members of the kitchen cabinet of President Buhari, corruption “fighters” of the present administration, have not seen the need to begin the “cleansing right from the presidential closet.”
The PDP also averred that despite efforts to muscle opposition and run it out of circulation by hiding behind the insincere fight against graft, President Buhari would never succeed.
The statement read: “Because no individual has succeeded in killing the truth. Today Buhari is keeping Femi Fani-Kayode, Esther Nenadi Usman in prison, Olisa Metuh almost lost his life in detention, Fayose, Omisore, Akpabio are being trailed and despite huge evidence of graft against many serving governors elected on APC’s platform and many ministers and other political appointees of Buhari, the corruption “fighters” would rather not touch them.
“We hereby dare Mr. President to name those people that reportedly return stolen money. From our findings, two serving ministers also returned huge of amount of money stolen from public treasury and that made Mr. President to renege on his promise to name looters on May 29.
“Many petitions detailing sleaze on going in Osun state in the last five and half years are lying unattended to at EFCC’s office. Few individuals have also heightened the feast on the state’s intestine in the last six months making Osun to be gasping for breath. From 9th position in 2009 in WAEC passing rate to 29th in 2015, and as a matter fact no sector is working.
“We implore Mr. President to reexamine his anti-corruption fight and make it total instead of the targeted attacks on PDP members to permanently silence opposition voices in the country,” the PDP concluded.