By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) UK has taken a stand with President Muhammadu Buhari for achieving several things within eight months in office, including the weeding of corruption from Nigeria.
The stand was made known in a statement made available, signed by the Press Secretary APC UK, Adenike Lucas.
According to the statement, those calling for the President’s resignation or impeachment are corrupt people fighting back.
“President Buhari, within his first eight months has weeded out the corrupt agents who sucked the life out of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other government agencies,” it stated.
Commenting on the opposition’s call to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, APC UK it urged Nigerians to stand with the President in his fight against corruption, the deadly disease enabled and encouraged by the past administration.
“Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name “BONO” was right when he called corruption “the biggest disease.
“For many Nigerians, the corrupt leadership of the past administration reduced many of their hope and will to live. As we now know, trillions of naira was embezzled by the appointees of Dr Goodluck Jonathan. Money meant to fight Boko Haram insurgency, build roads, schools, hospitals, create employment and provide basic shelter for millions of Nigerians was carted away by the privileged few. A cabal of greedy opportunists from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stole, shared and enjoyed what ought to have been used for the collective progress of Nigerians.
“Truly, corruption is a disease and under the PDP, Nigeria was terribly sick! Nigerians voted for change and treatment commenced since May 29th, with the swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and a team of APC Governors and NASS members.
“Thankfully, a new hope is alive for many Nigerians at home and abroad. The new sheriff (President Buhari) has made known, his deep intolerance for corruption,” it explained.
The statement said that Nigerians can attest to change even in their daily life with the reliable supply of electricity and improving territorial security.
“There is a new vigor and drive from the people because of the will of the President who has given top priorities to issues such as security, employment, power and education, unlike leaders of the past administration.
“APC UK draws attention to the Dasuki-Gate which many are presently aware of. The bewilderment at which the previous government spent the nation’s wealth is shocking and the rate at which it is set to cover up its track is a cause for alarm,” it added.
It stressed that Nigeria is blessed with a competent and honest President who is working for all Nigerians; adding that his actions informed one of the many reasons Mr. Uche Secondus call for the President to be impeached must be ignored.
“It is unfortunately that Mr Secondus will ignore the very positive nature of the Nigerian budget which for the first time gave critical attention to Education (N369.6 billion), Defence (N294.5 billion), Health (N221.7 billion) Works, Power and Housing (N433.4 billion). It is clear now who is against Nigeria.
“APC UK urges all honest Nigerians to continue to stand with President Buhari as he gradually rebuilds the nation,” it concluded.