Friday, 28 August 2015

Rep Urges Buhari to Start Anti-Corruption War From APC

Nigeria's House of Representatives
A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Oghene Emma Egoh, yesterday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s war on corruption as unsatisfactory, alleging that it is targeted at members of the opposition.

Egoh, who is representing Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, therefore, urged the president to start his anti-corruption drive from All Progressives Congress (APC) in order to prove to Nigerians that there are no sacred cows.

He said: “Let me say the president’s approach is not satisfactory to everybody. While we wish him to succeed, the situation where you want to limit and restrict your anti-corruption war to a particular group of people means it is an inquisition.

“It means that he wants to punish the people because they don’t belong to the same party with him and he want sto oppress them. I want to appeal to the president to let his corruption fight be broad-minded.”

The lawmaker, who spoke during an interactive session with the House of Representatives press corps, also stressed that the anti-corruption war should not be politicised, even as he noted that the renewed move to reduce corruption could only succeed if anti-graft agencies were well funded and allowed to be fully independent.

Source: The Sun