So-called War on Corruption is about 2019, Says PDP


Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday urged Nigerians and indeed the international community to watch the gross impunity, selectivity and high-handedness which have trailed the anti-corruption war of the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last one year.

The party contended in a statement made available to THISDAY by the Chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, that it was evident with each passing day that the Buhari administration was using its much vaunted war against graft as a tool to decimate the camp of those who disagree
with it on any issue and ensure that it remains politically relevant as another general election draws nearer.

According to him, “Objective assessment of the corruption war so far shows a clear lack of sincerity, clear partisanship and apparent vendetta exhibited in the way the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission cherry-picks its targets depending mainly on whether they
are in agreement or in opposition to the politics of the President.”

Adagunodo urged Nigerians to recall that since the Buhari administration came on board a little over a year ago, the only known ‘friend’ of the President who had been arrested on charges of
corruption was one Mr. Jaffar Issa who was picked by the EFCC early January on allegations that he received a hundred million Naira from the office of the National Security Adviser.

He added that a few days later, however, Issa was released from custody and has remained a free man till date.