Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Senate caucus of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over a statement credited to it to the effect that it had withdrawn its support from President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over undemocratic tendencies.
Speaking in a statement signed and issued by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, APC party reminded the Senate PDP Caucus that its primary responsibility was lawmaking and representation of their constituents at the National Assembly.
APC described the PDP Senate caucus allegations of one-sidedness in President Buhari’s anti-corruption drive and alleged lack of respect for the rule of law as ‘hogwash’ and ‘baseless’.
“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 carries out its legitimate duty of investigating and prosecuting cases of corruption, as long as it conforms to the rule of law, “it said.
The APC also urged the 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, “it added.