APC chieftain rubbishes Buhari’s anti-graft war
Former Special Adviser on Security to Chief Timipre Sylva, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief Perekeme Kpodo, has said that the anti-graft war of President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘dead on arrival.’
Kpodo, former state chairman of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party, (nPDP) said that Buhari’s posture of zero-tolerance to stealing of public funds had been tainted by the alleged biased nature of the campaign.
He accused Buhari of applying double standard over issues of corruption hanging on the neck of former Governor Timipre Sylva.
The APC chieftain who made the allegation in an open letter to the President titled, “Why Faces Behind Timipre Sylva’s Shield from Prosecution by the EFCC Should be Uncovered” which he presented to newsmen in Yenagoa yesterday, lamented that Sylva had been given the APC governorship ticket for the December 5 governorship election in the state despite the corruption charges leveled against him.
He noted that the development was worrisome to true progressives, stressing that while Sylva had been given clean bill of health on corruption, Senator Godswill Akpabio and former Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue had been detained and grilled for hours by the EFCC, the same way former Petroleum Minister, Diezani AllisonMadueke, was facing the heat in faraway United Kingdom.