The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said President Muhammadu Buhari reneged on the promise he made to name treasury looters because two serving ministers in his cabinet are among those looters, who recently returned their loot.
The spokesperson for the PDP in Osun State, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, said this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday.
The opposition party dared Buhari to name the looters who returned the stolen funds.
The party also accused the President of being selective in his anti-corruption war, describing the war as a deceit to hoodwink Nigerians.
Odeyemi stated that despite the glaring evidence against some aides of the President and those close to him, Buhari had yet to see the reason to name the looters who had returned stolen funds.
The PDP statement partly read, “We hereby dare Mr. President to name those people that reportedly returned stolen money. From our findings, two serving ministers also returned huge amount of money stolen from public treasury and that made Mr. President to renege on his promise to name looters on May 29.
“Many petitions detailing sleaze ongoing in Osun State in the last five and a half years are lying unattended to at the EFCC’s office. Few individuals have also heightened the feast on the state’s intestine in the last six months making Osun to be gasping for breath. From 9th position in 2009 in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination passing rate to 29th in 2015, and as a matter of fact no sector is working.
“We implore Mr. President to re-examine his anti-corruption fight and make it total instead of the targeted attacks on the PDP members to permanently silence opposition voices in the country.
“No individual has succeeded in killing the truth. Today Buhari is keeping Femi Fani-Kayode, Esther Nenadi Usman in prison, Olisa Metuh almost lost his life in detention, Fayose, Omisore, Akpabio are being trailed and despite huge evidence of graft against many serving governors elected on the APC’s platform and many ministers and other political appointees of Buhari, the corruption “fighters” would rather not touch them.”