The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari was paying lip service to the fight against corruption in spite of his avowed decision to fight the monster head on and demand the immediate release of the Osibanjo report on the investigation of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal.
National Chairman of the party, Engr. Yabagi Sani who spoke at the National Executive Council meeting of the party in Abuja said the long silence of the President on the level of corruption going on his government was not helping his anti-corruption crusade.
He said the government must heed the warning of the World Bank in the proposed plan to borrow about $5.5 billion to finance infrastructural development across the country.
He said: “It is unfortunate that this government is paying lip service to corruption. This is in spite of its vow to fight corruption head-on. The $25 billion contract award scandal in the NNPC and other unresolved cases of corruption involving the functionaries of the APC-led federal government bring to question the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the fight against corruption.
“The President should come out clean on the NNPC contract award scandal since he is the supervising Minister of Petroleum. The federal government should heed the caution he the World Bank in view of the among of high debt profile of the country.”
While condemning the delay in the releasing the report on the corruption allegation against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sani said “President Buhari should immediately release the report of the Osinbajo led investigation panel on the N40 billion cash fund in Lagos and the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir David Lawal.”
He said it was unfortunate that the country was presently on the precipice, pointing out that “as a patriot, we must exhibit the determination to rescue our country and place her on the path of progress and national cohesion. History and posterity will vindicate us as we March on this journey of national rebirth.”
Sani informed the meeting that the party manifesto clearly indicates the intention of the party to embark on economic development plans which would encompass restructuring, fiscal federalism and devolution of power to fast-track effort towards poverty alleviation at the grassroots, especially polling units.
He direct d all state chairmen to put in place mechanism to form cooperative societies to take advantage of the microfinance facilities being worked out by the party, adding that the party remain the fastest growing party in the country today.
He asked the youth to rise up to the occasion, change the narratives, push for new frontiers and challenge the leadership and status quo in the country by joining the party which he described as the credible alternative to the ruling party.
He said out of the six new parties registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the ADP remain the only party that has opened offices in all the states of the federation and the 774 local government areas of the country.
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