PDP ‘Probe us with a clean mind,’ Party tells Buhari

The PDP also said that it had no fears concerning the impending probe as “only the guilty will be afraid.”

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct an all-inclusive corruption probe in the country and not one targeted at maligning the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

(Telegraph UK)

 

The PDP also said that it had no fears concerning the impending probe as “only the guilty will be afraid.”

President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

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The comments were made on Thursday, July 23, 2015, by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh during a meeting in Lokoja, Kogi state.

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PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh

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Metuh said:

“Corruption is not only a crime against President Muhammadu Buhari, nor is it a crime against the All Progressive Congress. Corruption is against the interest of mankind and it’s against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

“If President Buhari singled out the past administration and PDP members for probe, so be it. We are not against it. If one is not guilty he has nothing to be afraid of if he or she is singled out; at the end, it will amount to vindication for such persons. Only the guilty will be afraid.”

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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“We (PDP) are not against the selective probe of our members because we, as a party, are against corruption, and this will show that we abhor it. We only urge that the probing is done with ‘clean’ mind and not out to vilify the past administration”.

Metuh also said during an interview with Punch in Abuja:

“They (any PDP members found to be corrupt) should be investigated and prosecuted according to the law of the land. All we want is that the law of the land must be followed. We will, however, insist that there must be respect for the human rights and that the rights of the individuals must not be violated.”

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh play

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh

(Vanguard NG)

 

“We as a party will support the fight against corruption. However, the fight must be holistic and there mustn’t be any sacred cow.”

Metuh had earlier accused Buhari of treating PDP members like prisoners of war.

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