The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) says the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has finally exposed President Muhammadu Buhari as patron of corruption and that his much-touted anti-corruption fight is just a ruse.
The party stated this in a statement issued on Friday by the director, media and publicity of PDP PPCO, Kola Ologbondiyan. In it, PDP alleged that claims by Oshiomhole that once someone joined APC his sins would be forgiven confirms the ruling party as a party of thieves that thrives in deception and lies.
“Oshiomhole, by his confession at the Edo state APC Presidential rally on Thursday, that ‘once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven’, has directly confirmed that the APC is a sanctuary of treasury looters and that President Buhari’s fight against corruption is mere racketeering.
“With this revelation by Oshiomhole, who is also overburdened by huge corruption allegations for which he had to flee the country last year, it is now established that the APC is a party of thieves and thrives only on deception, lies and propaganda while swimming in an ocean of corruption.
“The fact that President Buhari, who parades as Mr. Integrity, has not reprimanded Oshiomhole but openly relished the assertion, confirms his moral entanglement, accommodation and valid endorsement of corrupt practices by APC members and Presidency cabal.
“Nigerians are all witnesses to how President Buhari became an advocate for Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje over the leaked tape, showing him allegedly collecting bribe from contractors.
“They have also seen how Mr. President, even as supposed Mr. Integrity, surrounds himself with corrupt persons and how most members of his Campaign Organization, as individuals, have been indicted for corruption.
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“This is even more worrisome given allegations that the Buhari Presidency and the APC are directly benefiting from the funds being looted under their watch, including the N9 trillion detailed in the leaked NNPC memo; the N33 billion North East intervention fund, the repatriated $322 million stolen under the guise of sharing to the poor, the over N25 billion stolen from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the over N1.4 trillion stolen through sleazy subsidy regimes among others.”
The party added that given the damning revelation by Oshiomhole, “President Buhari no longer has the moral rectitude to seek re-election after he has betrayed Nigerians by failing to uphold the sanctity of the war against corruption as one of the major planks of his re-election campaign.”