Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s uncompromising posture on the fight against corruption has sent fears into the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Al-Makura made the disclosure in Lafia, stressing that the anti-graft crusade knows no bounds or political affiliation and will eventually consume whoever has soiled his hands with public funds.
He said: “Anti-corruption posture of Mr. President knows no bounds so even people within the APC are jittery because in the event that any of them soils his hands he would have himself to blame. And I can tell you with every authority that Mr. President will not blink an eye even if the most ‘APC Person’ is involved; let him go and sort himself out with the law”.
On the allegation that the anti-graft fight is selective and targetted at members of the PDP, Governor Al-Makura said the insinuations are aimed at sabotaging the efforts of the president to sanitise the system for the benefit of all Nigerians, assuring that nothing will deter the president from uprooting corruption from the Nigerian system.
“For anybody to consider or insinuate the fact that anti-corruption war by Mr. President is one sided I think that comment is so subjective and calculated attempt to sabotage that good intention of Mr. President.”
“So also the issue of £2.5 billion arms funds, his posture and concern is not about the individual but about the money that has been expended or misused and once that money is trailed, whoever finds himself within the net of that activity will have to explain himself”.
He maintained that: “The fight against corruption has begun and it would not stop here, it would go to every limit to ensure that this country is sanitised because we believe that there had been so much corruption in this country that if we don’t take it holistically and destroy it, corruption will destroy Nigeria”.