Following heavy criticism by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over the proposed trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has said that this shows the corruption of the PDP.
In a statement by a spokesperson for the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, he said that the PDP and corruption go hand in hand and that the party is sympathetic towards corrupt figures.
“Following reports of the move to prosecute Justice Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of the federation, over an alleged infraction on the Code of Conduct laws, the swift statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemning the purported move has again exposed the Party as one with a natural inclination to rise up in defence of cases of alleged corruption,” he said.
“Resort to baseless postulations anytime issues of corruption is leveled against public officers only confirm what Nigerians already know. PDP and corruption are siamese twins that are difficult to separate from each other.
“One would have thought that the PDP will call for impartial investigations when corruption cases are levelled against public officers, but spinning falsehoods and conspiracies remains the opposition party’s favourite past time.
“The APC administration will not hesitate to investigate and prosecute any public officer if and when such is indicted for corruption.
“Achieving acceptable elections in all democratic climes is a collective effort which require the contributions and support of all well-meaning Nigerians, political parties, institutions and sundry interests.
“Commendably, in successive elections conducted under the APC administration, the party has played by the rules, which has led to credible elections. This cannot be said of the PDP era when state institutions were deployed to manipulate the electoral process.”
The APC also said that they aim to make the coming elections both free and fair and that the trial involving Justice Onnoghen will in no way stand in the path of that.