CSO’s Hits At Critics Over War On Corruption

Yemisi Izuora
The Civil Society Coalition Against Corruption (CSCAC) has said it will begin to track corruption cases as a proactive to monitor and guarantee good governance.

The coalition also threatened to picket firms and individuals indicted in the ongoing corruption war embarked upon by the present administration.

Reacting to criticisms of alleged selective probe by President Muhammadu Buhari, the group at a media chat regretted that such statements are coming from key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under whose leadership that corruption took a monumental space.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Olanrewaju Suraju, said, “We agree that in any genuine fight against corruption, there should not be friend or foe, and no selectivity or privilege of association.

But it is just natural that since PDP was in power for sixteen years at the federal and most state governments, the preponderance of suspected corrupt government officials being investigated or about to be investigated and prosecuted will most likely come from PDP based on the ruinous ways they ran the country when the party was in power”.

Suraju challenged the critics to tender tenable and indicting documents against suspected All Progressive Congress (APC) or any other party stalwarts, adding that “the my son is not the only thief” approach of the party is unhelpful of corruption fight.

He also said that, “after all, PDP federal government had sixteen good years to have done thorough investigation of the activities of opposition politicians in government using the EFCC, ICPC, Police and other anti-fraud institutions if the party genuinely fought corruption when it was in power”.

The coalition warned that it will fight back any opposition to the ongoing corruption war through the mobilisation of the public, including pressure groups, market men and women and will no t hesitate to convene constituency town hall conferences for recall of law makers who  attempt t pitch tent with those being investigated.

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