Looters list APC chieftain tells Buhari's govt to name corrupt cabinet members

APC chieftain, Timi Frank, wants the federal government to name individuals accused of corruption in Buhari's government.

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Buhari's approval rating sinks to 38%, lowest since 2016 play An APC chieftain has asked the federal government to name 'looters' in Buhari's government. (Nairaland)
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A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has asked the federal government to name ‘looters’ and those accused of corruption in the ruling party.

Frank stated this while reacting to the lists of looters released by information minister, Lai Mohammed at the weekend.

The APC chieftain accused the Buhari government of 'making a mockery' of the anti-corruption crusade by attacking only members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Comrade Timi Frank

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He urged the federal government to publish name as well as the amounts stolen by such individuals.

"While I commend the fight against corruption and the vigor of our party, we must not forget that 'he who comes to equity, must come with clean hands,’” Frank began.

"For APC government to be taken serious in this war against corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari must emulate the likes of President John Magufuli of Tanzania, who started fighting corruption with members of his party and cabinet who have been indicted of corruption.

"We should not make the fight against corruption one sided, political or sentimental. Until Nigerians could see the names of some serving government officials and other APC members who have been accused of corruption in the so call looters list, it might just be an exercise for propaganda which Nigerians will never take serious.

"Let it not be that once someone join APC, his or her sins have been forgiven. There are many accused people in APC today who were in PDP yesterday, how come their names are not on this list?

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"The list in its entirety as released by the Minister of Information and Culture, smacks clearly as an opposition party list and as such exonerates corrupt officials in the ruling party, which paints the corruption fight as purely selective. 

"Several PDP Governors and stalwarts who had decamped to the ruling party, even after being accused have been left off the hook, thereby undermining the entire anti-corruption fight as evident in the public domain.

While demanding for total transparency in the whole thing, the APC chieftain urged Nigerian government to remember the promised the ruling party made during campaign in 2015.

"So until government boldly make it known to Nigerians how much has been recovered as claimed, the world might not take the fight against corruption serious. I believe this corruption fight must not be partisan because we are all Nigerians first before political party, therefore we must treat everybody fairly irrespective of political affiliation," he added.

Frank had said on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, that the APC may not go beyond 2019 if the current crisis rocking the party was not resolved on time.

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