The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of bowing to pressures to subvert the House of Repsentatives port on subsidy fraud.
CPC said in reaction to a statement credited to Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke’s that the indicted persons in the subsidy report may not be tried until anti-corruption agencies have concluded their own investigations.
“It is our belief that this is a carefully woven plot to use the guise of the ‘comprehensive investigation’ by the FG-appointed headship of the anti-graft agencies to extirpate any form of punishment for the criminality against the Nigerian nation,” a statement issued on Sunday by CPC’s national publicity secretary, Rotimi Fashakin, said.
“Indubitably, AGF Adoke has expressed the stance of the PDP-led FG on this matter. Should the people expect anything different? Or course not! Under Jonathan’s watch, the nation is tottering under the weight of humongous corruption and irresponsible aloofness.”
The party argued that it was needless to wait for a ‘comprehensive investigation’ before first writing to those who have been indicted — as being overpaid or paid without delivering petroleum products — to refund those monies?
“The Hon. Lawan-led investigative panel of the House of Representatives, to the perception of the Nigerian people, carried out an incisive, patriotic, and courageous investigation into the critical sector of the nation’s economy that had, since the advent of this administration, been riddled with unprecedented opacity and corruption,” the statement noted.
“The people are, therefore, waiting for the executive organ of government to implement this meritorious work with equally patriotic fervour.”
“Indeed, this infernal nonsense can continue, so long the Nigerian people allow it. We believe, as Eli Wiesel said, ‘There may be times we are unable to prevent injustice; there must NEVER be time that we fail to protest.’ This is the time for the Nigerian people to protest and very loudly too!” it added.