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Goodluck Jonathan President can’t stop corruption – APC

The APC stated this in response to Jonathan’s promise to fight corruption which was made during a New Year service in Abuja on Thursday, January 1.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Goodluck Jonathan cannot stop corruption in Nigeria even if he is allowed to rule for 60 years.

The APC stated this in response to Jonathan’s promise to fight corruption which was made during a New Year service in Abuja on Thursday, January 1.

The opposition party said via a statement signed by National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed that the president is unable to tackle the menace of corruption because “a corrupt government can never fight corruption.”

“Mr. President said he wants to put in place the institutions to tackle corruption before taking on the cankerworm that has almost destroyed the fabric of our society. Pray, whatever happened to the EFCC and the ICPC? Were they not institutions specifically created for the purpose of tackling corruption, but which the Jonathan administration chose to castrate?” the statement reads.

"There is no better way to say this: President Jonathan lacks the political will to tackle corruption, and he will not tackle it if he spends 60 years in office. A President who has spent the last six years trying to diagnose the main problems facing the country will apparently need another four years to plan how to tackle the challenges. By then, all of us would have been buried under the rubble of corruption and our country would have been decimated by insecurity,” the statement continues.

The APC urged Nigerians to vote in another president who would be better able to tackle the problems plaguing the country.

“It is therefore time for Nigerians to vote in a President who will hit the ground running, a President who will tackle the problems of corruption and insecurity headlong, without giving excuses for failure,” the statement added.

Jonathan had said during the church service that he was ready to put in place anti-corruption programmes after admitting that the vice was one of Nigeria’s biggest problems.

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