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PDP asks govt to strengthen anti-corruption agencies




THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday asked the Federal Government to strengthen all agencies connected with the fight against corruption and allow them to work independently.

In a statement issued by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the PDP noted that the statement on Sunday by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed in which he tried to blame the PDP “for the apparent failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration was ridiculous.”

The statement continued: “Our position on the issue of fighting corruption in the country remains that there should be a holistic and all-encompassing approach that is devoid of persecution and selective victimisation of opponents of the government. If the government is indeed interested in tackling corruption, then it will do well to strengthen the agencies charged with fighting corruption and allow such agencies the freedom to do their work without interference.”

Metuh further stated that, “The present situation where officials of the government like the Minister of Information will go about slandering opposition figures whilst ignoring the clear cases of corruption against members of the ruling party, will do our dear country more harm than good.”

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