There won’t be escape route for corrupt politicians defecting to APC – Presidency
– Presidency has declared that there won’t be escape route for any corrupt politicians
– The personal assistant to President Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, said that defecting to APC would not save corrupt politicians from being prosecuted
– She said that the long arm of the law will grab all those who believe that by joining APC, they are washed clean
Nigerian Presidency has said that there won’t be any escape route for corrupt politicians if they defect the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Vanguard reports that the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, on Thursday, May 31, said that defecting to APC would not save corrupt politicians from being prosecuted by the anti-graft agencies.
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gathered that while responding to the jailing of former Taraba state governor, Jolly Nyame, by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory headed by Justice Adebukola Banjoko on Wednesday, May 30, Onochie warned that the sentence had aptly demonstrated that the APC is not a haven for criminals.
Onochie in a posting on her certified Facebook page also taunted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which she said was unable to jail the former governor.
She said: “For seven years under the PDP-led government, ex-governor Jolly Nyame stood at the door steps of justice. Then he defected to APC and in three years, Honourable Justice Adebukola Banjoko led him to the bowels of justice, giving the people of Taraba the justice they deserve. This is a clear signal that the war on corruption is in full swing.
“It’s evidence that our laws can reach everywhere. This is clear evidence that APC is not a hiding place for those who have questions, criminal questions to answer. The long arm of the law will grab all those who believe that by joining APC, they are washed clean. APC is not a harbour for those running from the law.
“It’s a victory for all law-abiding citizens of this nation and hope for all those wards, local government areas, states, constituencies and senatorial districts where their elected leaders and representatives have betrayed their trust by going to, and staying in bed with corruption and impunity.
“We must thank this worthy judge who withstood all forms of pressure and inducements from corrupt lawyers and godfathers. Honourable Justice Adebukola Banjoko is a shining example of a judge in the criminal justice system that is slowly but surely, emerging in our nation.
“The days when justice is for sale, are coming to an end. The days when only the poor gets punished for crimes are nearly over.”
“Our laws are gradually coming after only those who abuse them. Our nation is on the mend. I don’t know about you but I’m mighty glad to be alive to see these beautiful days in our nation. “I’m also glad that I’m part of the greater Nigeria, making corruption a thing of the past.”