APC ‘We won’t apologize for Buhari’s anti-corruption war,’ Party says

Odigie-Oyegun made the remark in response to allegations that Buhari was only going after members of the opposition.

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has said that the party has no apologies over President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption.

Odigie-Oyegun made the remark in response to allegations that Buhari was only going after members of the opposition.

“The APC is not in any way apologetic. We promised change and there is a lot of rot in the system. This must be cleansed and whosever ox is being gored, wherever the tree is going to fall, so be it. We must get used to the fact that in the process of cleansing this nation, there is going to be a lot to be done,” he said while addressing State House correspondents on Monday, January 11, 2016, after a meeting with Buhari.

“The APC was not in office at the national level in the last 16 years. So, the issue of whether somebody is PDP or not PDP does not arise. We have a nation to cleanse. The President has committed himself to that and we should support the cleansing whatever way it comes. We are not being apologetic about that at all.

“It is not a witch-hunt. It just happened that the dramatis personae of the period all happened to be on one side of the political divide. We have absolutely no intention to pressurise our nation into a one-party state. It is not in our interest to do so because we need a vibrant opposition.

“We need an opposition that will contribute constructively to national discourse; that will make us sit up and deliver to the people what we promised. But, the tasks are enormous and if anybody is ready to help to discharge these responsibilities, he is most welcomed,” he added.

Meanwhile, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has also said that the government is serious about ending corruption and that no looter would be spared.

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