OIL THEFT: What We Found Shocked Us – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it was shocked by the huge and monumental corruption under the previous administration, The Punch reports. 

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is the party’s national publicity secretary, said this on Thursday reacting to the Buhari’s statement that some officials of the immediate past administration were involved in stealing one million barrel of crude oil daily.

He said: “We are not just shocked but taken aback by what we have found. We have always known that there was monumental corruption under the previous regime but we did not know it was this huge. Anybody who calls the questions we are asking a witch-hunt is a person who condones corruption, and again, when we were raising the alarm over this level of corruption they were engaged in, they said we were crying wolf where there was none.They said it never happened. They even went as far as manufacturing figures to cover up. We must ask questions so that whoever is coming into government will know that it cannot be business as usual and that he/she must be prepared to answer questions after they leave office.”

However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that the allegations must be proved in court.

The PDP’s publicity  secretary Alhaji Abdullahi Jalo said: “Like I told you before, the PDP provided a transparent leadership for this country for the 16 years we were in power. It was the PDP that established the anti-corruption agencies we are celebrating today, like the EFCC and the ICPC. All we ask is that any probe of the last administration should not be used as an avenue to villify people who served this country diligently.”


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