Buhari’s war on corruption not one-sided - Dogara
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said the war against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari is not one-sided as some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are also affected.
Dogara told journalists in Lagos that there was no way many APC members would be affected because they did not have the opportunity of being in government.
“If we are corruption, will relate talking about naturally it to those that had opportunity to serve in government. You will recall that the PDP had been in power for a number of years, more than a decade and if you were to weigh members of opposition that are in government now, and had opportunity to serve, those that would have tendencies to engage in pilfering of resources, majority will come from PDP, except we are not been realistic.
“Though we can’t claim that all the members of APC are saints, you pointed out that APC spent money in the course of the campaign, but where did this money come from? As it is, we haven’t really had any facts about government officials forwarding money to the cause of the campaign. Majority of the money that was stolen was channeled towards the PDP campaign,” he said.
Dogara also said: “You know that this arms purchase monies, for instance, virtually everything was given for the prosecution of PDP campaign. I do not think a dime went to any member of the APC; we were all in government then. I can’t remember a discussion like that then, but I knew when some of the funds were been given to some of our friends as well, but I believe that no one that is of APC stock was given that money. The whole thing was scripted.”
Speaker Yakubu Dogara