Buhari must probe everyone who has stolen public funds – APC Elders Council

by Kolapo Olapoju

The All Progressives Congress Elders Council in Osun State have implored President-elect Muhhammadu Buhari, not to spare anyone as he wages his war against corruption.

The elders stated that Buhari must compel all those who have pilfered from the nation’s coffers, to refund the monies into government’s purse.

In a statement released in Osogbo on Monday by their chairman, Sola Akinwumi, the APC elders advised that the anti-corruption war must be fair and all-encompassing.

The statement read: “General Buhari must wage total, unsparing and forensic war against the cancer of corruption which has eaten deep into the public and private facets of life in Nigeria.”

“Nigeria’s incoming president must ensure that all those who have contributed to the economic woes of Nigerians through various acts of sabotage, fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, misapplication, white elephant projects and outright stealing of public funds must not only account for but also refund the proceeds into the coffers.”

“We call for a forensic anti-corruption war using constitutional and lawful mechanisms of the state to enforce the existing statutes without recognising any sacred cows.

“Buhari must ensure that the war covers both the APC and the PDP and must be pursued to logical conclusion in Nigeria’s public life. This is the only way to justify the mandate Nigerians, against all odds erected on their ways, gave to our party on March 28, 2015.”

“Decadence, corruption and arrogance of power set in the ruling party which began when the prediction of ruling Nigeria for 60 years became their song. We have never governed at the federal level but now we are there. As Nigerians have trusted us with the mandate for the management of federal power, we require high level of carefulness, tact, wisdom and humanity to justify the confidence reposed in the All Progressives Congress across the country.”

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