Tuesday 12 January 2016

APC Is Not Apologetic Over PMB's Anti-Graft War - Oyegun

John Oyegun says APC is not apologetic over the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), John-Odigie Oyegun has said that the party  is not apologetic over the anti-corruption war of the administration of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Daily Trust, Oyegun stated this on Monday, January 11, while addressing state house correspondents after a two-hour closed-door meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party held with the president at the State House in Abuja.
 The APC national chairman said no matter whom corruption suspects were, President Buhari had to fulfill the APC promise to cleanse the country of the rot that had been in the system in the last 16 years.

Oyegun in reaction to allegations that the ongoing anti-corruption war is aimed at further decimating the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said APC is not interested in a one-party state, adding that the nation needs a constructive opposition, The Sun reports.
He said: “The APC is not in any way apologetic. We promised change, and there is a lot of rot in the system. This must be cleansed no matter whose ox is being gored. Wherever the tree is going to fall, let it be. We must get used to the fact that in the process of cleansing this nation, there is going to be a lot of bullet to bite. The APC has not been in office at national level in the last 10 16 years.
“So, the issue of whether somebody is PDP or not PDP does not arise. We have a nation to cleanse. The president has committed himself to that, and we should take it whatever way it comes. We’re not being apologetic about that at all. It has nothing to do with witch hunting. It just happened that the dramatist personal of the period all happened to be on one side of the political divide.”
He expressed regret over the killings that marred the supplementary gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state which the APC lost.
The APC chairman on the purpose of the meeting, said the NWC members briefed Buhari on the state of the party, the current challenges and the 78 elections that the APC will be taking part in arising from court actions following the national elections while the president, in turn, briefed them on the state of the nation.
 In a related development, Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant on Public Affairs to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being selective in his anti-corruption war.
This comes on the heels of the arrest of key members of the opposition party,PDP with the party’s spokesman Olisa Metuh being the latest casualty.
According to Okupe, the arrest of Metuh and the disregard of the rule of law by President Buhari will see him lose respects from Nigerians.

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