Anti-corruption: Presidency mocks PDP as Buhari signs executive order

The Presidency has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after the signing of the Executive Order 6 by President Muhammadu Bihari.

The presidency on Thursday, reminded the opposition that the government will wield the big stick against those that indulged in corrupt practices.

Buhari on Thursday signed an Executive Order to improve his administration’s fight against corruption.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu specifically said, “Every day, harsh words against the government are all that the President gets from Wadata House, the Head Office of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, because their leaders, as do some other Nigerians are already feeling the heat.

“To say the truth, I am not sure if there are many of our citizens who expected any PDP support for the President in his war against corruption.

“In spite of all the achievements recorded, you still hear complaints that the anti-corruption isn’t as dramatic asopNigerians wished it to be. Some want the country to do it the Chinese way. Others say the government is not arresting the
powerful people.

“For the Buhari administration, concern lies in the fact that corruption has become a big problem because investigation, prosecution and trial in courts are made harder by persons accused of crimes relating to it. They are using the enormous
resources in their possession to thwart the system.

“The President’s view is that, it is only a clean Nigeria that can attract foreign investment, free money for more of the capital projects the administration is executing and creating jobs for
our teeming population of young men and women.

“The President says in the interest of justice and the welfare of the Nigerian state, persons accused of crimes relating to corruption must be prevented from utilizing the proceeds and dissipating such assets suspected to be proceeds of corruption
(or associated with corruption) pending final determination of any investigation or legal actions related to such assets or owners thereof.”

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