The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused officials in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, from the top to the bottom of being enmeshed in corruption.
The PDP was responding to the statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who maintained that the current government remained truthful to its corruption fight and dared Nigerians who felt otherwise to show evidence of corruption in the government.
In a statement on Wednesday by its national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described the posture by Mohammed on corruption as desperate efforts to divert attention from the “stench of monumental corruption” in Buhari’s government.
“Nigerians have noted the blackmails, intimidation and threats coming from government quarters, in their feverish bid to frustrate whistleblowers and truncate on-going uncovering of widespread corruption in ministries, departments and agencies, under the APC administration, for which Nigerians cannot wait to see the exit of this party of horrendous looters.
“One of such antics by this administration was the Tuesday July 28, 2020 press conference by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, wherein he dared Nigerians, particularly whistleblowers, despite revelations of rampant corruption virtually in all aspects of government under the APC.
“Our party is however not surprised that this corrupt administration resorted to distortion of facts and daring of citizens when its officials from the top to the bottom are all soiled in the foul potage of corruption.