Written by David LAWANI

We must continue to challenge corruption -APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has disclosed that Nigerians must continue to challenge corruption, noting that under President Muhammadu Buhari, the scale of recoveries from corrupt elements in the past three years by the country’s anti-graft agencies is testament that the administration’s extensive anti-corruption drive is yielding results  

Mr. Yekini Nabena, the Acting National Publicity Secretary, made this assertion in a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja, saying that the country is on the move to recover its stolen treasury.  

His words: "compared to the past, successful prosecution of many corrupt persons, the hugely successful whistle-blowing policy and voluntary return of corruptly acquired funds and assets has shown that it is no longer business as usual and corruption is increasingly becoming unacceptable.  

"Corruption can no longer define how we do things as a country. There is a new realization among well-meaning Nigerians that if we don’t kill corruption it will kill us.  

"Recently, the media space has been awashed with a campaign of calumny against the anti-corruption efforts by the same opposition partisans and their proxies that ruined the country with their institutionalized corruption. This is expected as corruption will naturally fight back".  

On the preparation ahead of 2019 general elections, he stated: "sadly, these thieves have resurfaced to canvass votes of Nigerians for various elective positions, ostensibly to resume their stealing. Nigerians are neither gullible nor stupid. They have not forgotten the yoke they bore under the corrupt Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, regimes and deserve no more of it.  

"Public funds that could have improved the education, healthcare sectors and provided infrastructure to develop the economic and social life of Nigerians are sadly in the pockets of these thieves.  

"We must continue to challenge corruption and its related vices. This is line with the Change Agenda the APC promised Nigerians. This is a promise we are committed to keep".  

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