‘APC Campaign Council Full Of People Facing Corruption Charges’
The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to forward the list of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (APCO) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because it is comprised of persons facing alleged corruption charges.
The PPCO, in a statement by its director, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the fact that President Buhari selected, inaugurated and sits as the chairman of the council, with persons with corruption cases, shows “that he approves and perhaps have hugely benefited from the corrupt practices for which they were indicted.” The party added “There are already allegations that such individuals are being spared because part of their loots have been diverted to fund President Buhari’s re-election bid.
“This development justifies the opinion held by most Nigerians that President Buhari is not fighting corruption and that his much-hyped anti-corruption crusade is just an oppressive scheme against the opposition.
“We invite Nigerians to note that the Director General of the Campaign Council and majority of the zonal coordinators are individuals with alleged cases of corruption.”
The PPCO however urged the “EFCC to get a copy of the list and commence investigation, particularly as some of the individuals who currently enjoy one immunity or the other under President Buhari’s cover will lose such immunity, come May 29, 2019.”