Saturday, January 3, 2015

President Jonathan cannot tackle corruption even if he spends 60 years in office - APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Nigerians to vote out President Goodluck Jonathan, saying even if he is given 60 years to rule Nigeria he cannot fight corruption.

The APC said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while reacting to the president's promise to roll out anti-
corruption programmes if re-elected.

''The President has finally admitted that the two main challenges facing the country are corruption and insecurity, and seems to be telling Nigerians to give him more time to tackle the problems. But the truth is that he lacks the capacity to fight and defeat these challenges, whether in six or 10 years.

''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. 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.

''Mr. President said he wants to put in place the institutions to tackle corruption before taking on the canker worm that has almost destroyed the fabric of our society. Pray, whatever happened to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC? Were they not institutions specifically created for the purpose of tackling corruption, but which the Jonathan administration chose to castrate?

''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.''

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