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APC Says “looters” have been sent out of their “illegitimate jobs”



The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “looters” have been sent out of their “illegitimate jobs”.

Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the ruling party, said this while responding to the allegation of the PDP that 40 million Nigerians lost their jobs under President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, had said history will not be kind to the APC over the state of the economy.

But Issa-Onilu dismissed his allegation, saying only looters should be worried.

“The All Progressives Congress (APC) admits that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has put a lot of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members out of their illegitimate job of looting the country, not the fictitious 40 million Nigerians being bandied by the PDP,” Onilu said.

“In the last five years, the president Buhari led APC government has not only been putting these looters out of jobs, we are relentlessly working to recover our country’s stolen resources from them. We are glad that Nigerians are seeing positive results of the current administration’s efforts. Hundreds of looters are being prosecuted, assets illegally acquired and unexplainable wealth are being recovered, while a number of them are spending time in jail. Many more will be on their way to jail soon. A number of them are on the run and we are collaborating with the international community to bring them to justice.”

Issa-Onilu said unlike the past PDP governments that “superintended over massive treasury looting”, the current administration is determined to take the fight against corruption deeper and that more “looters under the PDP should be ready to go to jail”.

“For 16 years, several leaders of the PDP were having a bazaar over our commonwealth, in their reckless and senseless race to produce the world’s highest number of billionaires whose only enterprise was stealing from the public purse,” he said.

“During this period of calamitous heist, thousands of PDP members also held Nigeria by the throat, in an unpatriotic race to help themselves to our collective resources. The entire public sector in collaboration with willing players from the private sector was neck-deep in fleecing the treasury.

“At a period of surplus, when crude oil price rose to as much as $140, successive PDP governments supervised a massive scrambling for cheap money. Alongside the fuel subsidy racket, diversion of counter-insurgency funds to PDP leaders and cronies, they awarded roads, railways, power plants, airport terminals, dredging of waterways, bridges, and many other projects that Nigeria badly needed, yet delivered nothing. The projects were mere decoy and conduits for looting the treasury. With billions of dollars stolen, the APC government inherited a decrepit country from PDP.”

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