The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday took President Muhammadu Buhari to the cleaner over his letter to the Senate clearing the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Babachir David Lawal, of corruption allegations.
The party said the letter by the President, which was read on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday January 24, 2017 clearing the duo has finally confirmed PDP’s earlier assertion that the anti-corruption war of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration is a ruse; a witch-hunting mechanism to harass PDP members and perceived enemies of this administration.
PDP, in a statement by its Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said, “It is no longer news that all those who are serving in the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari or who are members of his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) within the last two years of his administration have all been cleared of any wrong doing, notwithstanding documentary and other incontrovertible evidences to the contrary.
“The Presidency in today’s dispensation is the ‘Judicial Clearing House’ issuing clean bill of health to all accused corrupt officials who are members of the APC and friends of the administration.
“It is quite disturbing that the President cleared his SGF of wrong doing despite the weighty evidences of his grass-cutting allegation uncovered by the Senate implicating Babachir of complicity in the award of contract relating to the IDP Camp in Borno State amounting to over 200 million Naira.
“It is more worrisome that Mr President made light of the DSS report which directly indicted the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu of several unwholesome and corrupt practices in the line of his duties.