- Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu accused the APC and President Buhari administration of corruption
- He said it was time for the PDP to reclaim power
- The PDP chieftain said the fight against corruption should be left for the people
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of grand corruption.
In an interview with This Day, Iwuanyanwu said the All Progressives Congress has failed and that it was time for the PDP to get back into power.
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The PDP chieftain said: “My interest is the re-engineering going on in PDP, if we get it right, it is goodbye to APC and that is why I am praying, singing and begging, let us do it right.This is the party that has been in government for 16 years and a coup happened called amalgamation of parties, that is the biggest fraud in Nigeria because up till today CPC and Buhari have their own agenda. As for the other parties, you can see the fragmentation inside that place and that is why there is fragmentation, agitation, crisis in Nigeria.
”National Assembly and the president are not in good terms. We do not have one party called APC. Now PDP is one party, check the origin of the party, a group of prominent Nigerians from across, various political device came together and formed it. It was not a party formed on anger of let us remove Jonathan or that party must go to the north.
“We have greater opportunity, having learnt a lesson to be able to rise again. Now, if APC has provided a credible alternative, it would have been goodbye to PDP, but unfortunately, my people say if a woman marries two husbands, you will know the one that is better, not when you marry one you start saying this man is a very dangerous man, leave and go and marry another one, then you know the one that is dangerous. Nigerians have married two wives, what we are seeing today is not an APC government, Buhari had his own agenda and rode on the platform of APC and got to where he is. So, the greatest enemy of APC is the presidency and his agenda. You cannot have a political party unleashing pythons and gorillas and hyenas in a whole zone of 5 states when the election is coming next tomorrow, a good political party thinks of winning an election and they don’t say to hell with people.
“I can tell you that right now in the minds of hungry Nigerians, this would be my worst Christmas. I am sixty years. Economically speaking, in the minds and pockets of Nigerians, which is the main thing, economy. All this GDP, OPD and others are world bank songs that don’t matter, what matters to the Nigerian citizens is how much is rent, how much is garri, how much is yam and we have seen that the foreign exchange situation is very bad. What we are seeing is motion without movement and they have admitted it to some extent. I am saying if we put our house in order, get a credible leadership from our national convention that is connected to the will of the people, there would be a mass movement of people and once there is a mass movement, the rest is history.
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“Obviously, there is corruption, this president may be an honest straightforward man, but if an honest man surrounds himself with dishonest people and they are destroying his integrity and up till today he has not fired anybody, then something is wrong. A tree cannot make a forest, the government of Nigeria cannot fight corruption because the corruption that is killing Nigeria is perpetuated by government officials.
“The only people that can fight corruption are the people of Nigeria. The government must give the ownership of that project to Nigerians, but if it is a government as it is today, government instruments for weeping the bad boys into line has already failed on arrival. No credibility, no integrity and if the president does not see it, it is his own well known integrity that is being rubbished and we are sad about it."
Meanwhile, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has obtained a remand warrant to detain former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim further for 30 days, The Punch reports.
The warrant would enable the anti-graft agency to keep the former SGF in custody beyond the stipulated time allowed by law.
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