The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe every corrupt politician and not be selective in the exercise.The spokesperson for the party, Olisa Metuh, made the call at the PDP congress in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Thursday.
“We expect the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government not to embark on selective probing of public office holders found wanting before or during his government,” he said.
It has been widely reported that President Buhari is to focus on the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan in its anti-corruption drive. A spokesperson for the president said the government would not have the time to dig through previous administrations.
Mr. Metuh urged PDP members to ensure that they are free of corruption in their dealings.
“If your hands are clean, you will not be afraid of any probe,” he said.
He described corruption as a crime against the common will of Nigerians.
“Corruption is a crime against the people, the nation and our Constitution,” he said.
He said every legitimate means should be deployed to fight public corruption and that the approach to eradicating corruption in Nigeria must be just.
The PDP spokesman urged the would-be-delegates in the state’s congress to elect those that would pilot the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi said the congress provided members the opportunity to change the history of the party in the state for the better.
“I urge delegates to choose wisely,” the governor said.
Mr. Wada urged members to support the candidates that would make up the state’s executive council from the congress.
“Support any candidate that wins at the end of the congress. What we are doing here today will change the history of the PDP in our state,” he said. (NAN)