PDP lambasts APC for aiding and abetting members‘ crimes
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, to step aside and surrender himself for investigation to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for over an alleged financial fraud including the detection of 64 accounts that are linked to his Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The PDP also lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) for aiding and abetting by not revealing the allegations as concerned its leaders in the public space and stated that the alleged bank accounts operated with numerous names in several banks were being used to drain off Lagos State public funds.
In a statement that was signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party observed that the allegation has further called to question the sincerity of the APC, particularly in a state like Lagos, where the struggling residents had been subjected to suffocating taxes that are largely unaccounted for
According to the PDP, “our party is however not surprised that the APC and its leaders have remained silent on an allegation, which had already gained national and international prominence; a development that only points to the complicity of a party that brims as sanctuary of corruption with unequaled proclivity for concealment.
“This is especially when viewed with the exposed humongous sleazes in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development; the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) among others, under the APC administration.”
The PDP indisputably indicated that the much anticipated change of the Nigerian citizens at this moment, particularly Lagosians, is for the speaker to immediately step aside and let the issue be openly and easily investigated.
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