‘Buhari must wage forensic war on graft’
The politicians who lauded all leaders who made the electoral victory of APC possible called for a transparent and unsparing anti-corruption war that must take place across all political divides including the APC.
Rising from its meeting, the elder statesmen who spoke through their chairman, Engineer Sola Akinwumi, held that the two-pronged programme of anti-corruption campaigns and party discipline are needed to cure the nation of the tumour of decadence and indiscipline in political party system.
“General Buhari must wage total, unsparing and forensic war against the cancer of corruption which has eaten deep into the public and private facets of life in Nigeria.
“Nigeria’s incoming president must ensure that all those who have contributed to the economic woes of Nigerians through various acts of sabotage, fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, misapplication, white elephant projects and outright stealing of public funds must not only account for but also refund the proceeds into the coffers”
“We call for a forensic anti-corruption war using constitutional and lawful mechanisms of the state to enforce the existing statutes without recognising any sacred cows. Buhari must ensure that the war covers both the APC and the PDP and must be pursued to logical conclusion in Nigeria’s public life. This is the only way to justify the mandate Nigerians, against all odds erected on their ways, gave to our party on March 28, 2015”, the APC elders said
Calling on the President-elect to save Nigeria from the cancer of corruption and indiscipline, the APC Elders declared “we are your age mates and wish to leave a clean, safe, sound and rewarding Nigeria for posterity.
“Nigerians are in full support of the efforts to stamp out corruption from their country. That was the basis of the mandate which they gave to you and for which they rejected your opponents”
While commending the State of Osun Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for his untiring efforts, the Igbimo Agba advised that those who have staked their all, particularly Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, to achieve the APC success must be rewarded.
Governor Aregbesola and his colleagues, they noted further, must be honoured for their patriotic shuttles and bridge-building efforts that have contributed to the achievement of a new Nigeria.
While calling for the enthronement of party supremacy, the Igbimo Agba counselled that all efforts must be made towards efficient management of the electoral success of the APC to prevent failure from setting in
According to them, ”the electoral success we fought for has now been achieved. The advice we have to give General Muhammadu Buhari and other APC leaders across the country is that they must recognise that only a thin line separates success from failure”.
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