- The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of one sided prosecution of his corruption war
- It says President Buhari must prosecute APC members to indicate the sincerity of the fight against corruption in Nigeria
- The party says it's not against corruption fight but it must touch all who have their pockets stained with corruption irrespective of party affiliation
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute his friends and associates who were also involved in the scandal that rocked Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser (NSA).
The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP, which faulted the non-prosecution of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who allegedly benefited from the Dasuki scandal, insisted that the prosecution of Buhari’s associates would convince Nigerians of the sincerity of the president.
Daily Post reports that the PDP specifically mentioned one Col. Jafaru Isah, a close ally of the president and a member of the APC.
The party said Isah returned some huge sum he allegedly collected from Dasuki to the federal government, hence the PDP insisted that APC members should be probed as a show of the president sincerity in the ongoing corruption war.
The party, which noted that it was not against the prosecution of corrupt people, however, frowned at the selective nature of the ongoing graft war which is allegedly targeted at its members.
Daily Post quoted the party as saying that: “What has happened to Jafaru Isah, a political friend of President Buhari who was also accused of collecting money from the former National Security Adviser
“None of these people are standing trial and none of them are in court for prosecution because they are members of the APC.
“We, therefore, further call on the APC-led administration to stop the persecution of political opponents in Nigeria for its false corruption chase.
“It is obvious today to all and sundry in Nigeria and in the Diaspora that those under trial by the court on corruption charges are the perceived enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari; his party, the APC; and political enemies and rivals of some APC leaders in the country.”