APC chieftain rub­bishes Buhari’s anti-graft war

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Chris Eze, Ye­nagoa

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.

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