PUBLICITY Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. He said corruption must not be allowed to defeat the President.
In an article published on Sahara Reporters, entitled, “Wanted: Real men and women to help Nigeria,” on Wednesday, Igbokwe said leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party who stole from the national treasury were bent on frustrating the anti-graft war.
He said, “President Buhari needs our help to build a new Nigeria. I want committed, decent, honest men and women of deep character to stand up for Nigeria. I know millions of Nigerians out there are silently praying for this President to succeed.
“I want this men and women to rise up for a change. Leaders of the PDP and their cronies have amassed enough wealth in the past 16 years and they can use this to bring down the system if we permit it. We sleep all the time but the looters are awake every hour.
“They need to be defeated and crushed. They are fighting in our various courts, they are fighting in the National Assembly, they are fighting in the local governments and the markets. Corruption must not defeat President Buhari. He loves Nigeria. He is honest and has integrity.”
The APC chieftain said it was unfortunate that those who allegedly diverted the $2.1bn arms fund showed no remorse for their actions.
While describing the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party as heartless, Igbokwe said the looting of state funds was also responsible for the inability of the government to pay workers’ salaries.
He said there were no serious road projects in Nigeria in the 16 years that the PDP ruled the country.
He added, “After nine months, my eyes have seen a lot and my ears have heard enough to believe that leaders of the PDP have no conscience. It was a big scramble for the leaders of PDP to take everything within their reach. They stole dollars and naira in billions and trillions.
“No wonder nothing is left to even pay the salaries of workers. I did not see any road project in Nigeria in 16 years. There was no serious investment in modern infrastructure – good roads, bridges, resorts and high-speed rail projects. There was no serious investment in security, education, health, agriculture, transportation, human resources etc. It has been a case of looters take it all.”