Buhari’s war on cor­rup­tion not one-sided - Dog­ara

Daily Trust - - STRANGE STORIES - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

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

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