Thieves ‘re in Buhari’s government – Secondus
By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—The acting National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that some of the 55 Nigerians identified by the Federal Government to have stolen N1.34 trillion are presently part of Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
Secondus, in an interview, however, accused the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration of turning a blind eye to the misdeeds of its supporters and faulted the handcuffing of PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, during his recent court appearances.
Secondus, who reiterated that PDP was not against Buhari’s anti-graft war, stressed that it must not be selective, adding that the government must adhere strictly to Rule of Law, adding that those involved, even if they are in the present government, must be brought to book.
He said: “This involves both APC and PDP. Those involved are still in the government of Muhammadu Buhari, serving as ministers, some holding ranking positions even in security agencies.
“He should bring them to book; we are not against his fight against corruption, but it should be holistic and there must be Rule of Law.
“Look at the handcuffs on PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh. It is wicked and vindictive. Nigerians should see what is happening in a democracy because Metuh is the spokesperson of opposition party. Now, no one can speak freely.
“We are operating under threat and a Police state; our families now live under threat and they are being asked questions at the airport.”