The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
This is contained in a statement signed by the party’s Deputy Director of Publicity, Mr Edegbe Odemwingie and released in Abuja.
In apparent reaction to a media publication in which the government’s anti-corruption war was described as ‘’selective’’ and ‘’cosmetic’’, the party urged Nigerians not to be distracted by such.
It alleged that that the issues canvassed in the publication were concocted.
"The National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, urges Nigerians who see merit in the war that President Buhari-led administration is waging against corruption, not to be distracted by this ploy of agents of corruption.’’
According to it, the publication represents a desperate attempt to discredit President Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
It said that the burden of proof "of the sweeping allegations made in the concocted interview that members of the APC are corrupt’’ was on the sponsors of the publication.
The statement decried the diversion of public funds, especially as it concerned the arms deal and assured that government would soon publish the details of looted funds voluntarily returned to government coffers.
"The looted arms-purchase funds could have saved the lives of innocent Nigerians, particularly ill-equipped soldiers who became easy preys to insurgents.
"In this light, the concocted interview is the height of callous insensitivity.
"Indeed, corruption is fighting back but the will of Nigerians and the noble efforts of the present administration will prevail,’’ it stated.