APC to PDP: You can’t dictate to us

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) over the threat of the PDP Caucus in the Senate to withdraw support for the ruling party saying the opposition party cannot dictate to them how to run the government.

The party in a statement by its National Secretary, Malam Mai Mala Buni said: “For the umpteenth time, the PDP and their agents do not have the luxury of dictating how the current administration and anti-corruption agencies carry out their legitimate duty of investigating and prosecuting cases of corruption, as long as it conforms to the rule of law.

The statement of the National Secretariat of the APC was sequel to a statement credited to the PDP Senate Caucus indicating that the Caucus has withdrawn its support for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the administration’s hugely successful war against corruption.

But the APC said the “PDP Caucus must be reminded of their primary responsibility of lawmaking and representation of their constituents at the National Assembly. The APC advises the PDP Senate Caucus not to allow political shenanigans to becloud overall national interest”.

According to the APC, “the PDP Caucus allegations of a selective anti-corruption fight and “belligerent” stance of the current administration is hogwash and baseless”, adding: “if the PDP and its agents have proof of corruption against anybody, the APC advises that they approach anti-graft agencies constitutionally mandated to handle such cases instead of declaring innocence on newspaper pages and other media outlets.

“The APC urges anti-corruption agencies not to be stampeded and blackmailed by this new plot and continue to employ all legitimate avenues in investigating and prosecuting ongoing corruption cases”, the statement said, adding”, “The generality of Nigerians clamour for all looters of public funds to be brought to book. The APC assures Nigerians that the political will and sincerity of purpose of the current administration to tackle corruption remains resolute”.

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