The Nigeria’s Presidency has mocked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose leadership, it said, could not differentiate between corruption and theft.
“Corruption became so normalized by the PDP that they had difficulty defining what is corruption and theft.”
Reacting to series of issues raised by the PDP since the beginning of the interrogation of suspended acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the volume and reach of the anti-corruption crusade so far reflects what the PDP left behind.
He said that President Buhari, who doubles as African Union (AU) Anti-Corruption Champion in Africa, will not be deterred by baseless criticisms by the opposition in his determination to eradicate rampant, chronic corruption.
“The large number of cases, new and old, may appear to be daunting but PDP, which is now heckling the President, has forgotten that the party bequeathed this to the current administration. They had large number of cases they did not investigate and prosecute.”
Garba Shehu cautioned the PDP to allow the process of investigation and prosecution to work instead of being preemptive about ongoing cases and unduly agitating the public.
He expressed the hope that the Judiciary would deal with the cases swiftly and satisfactorily, in a manner that would deter other would-be offenders.
“The current administration is handling many of the cases that the PDP should have dealt with and the new ones as they arise.”