Abuja, The United Progressive Party (UPP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his determination
to fight corruption in the country.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, made the commendation in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said that the party was happy with the progress made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration to fight corruption.
Okorie said that “so far, the Federal Government had been transparent in the fight against corruption.
“We do not share the opinion that there is any form of partiality in the way the anti-corruption crusade is being prosecuted.
“Any person no matter how highly placed against whom a prima facie case has been established for playing any role whatsoever that is
considered corrupt by the relevant agencies of government must be made to face the law.’’
According to him, majority of Nigerians are in solidarity with Buhari in his effort to stamp out corruption and make corrupt practices
unattractive and unprofitable.
He then urged the EFCC, ICPC and Police to “expeditiously investigate the numerous petitions written by Nigerians before the Commission and
backed by credible evidences.
“It is our opinion that the lack of prompt attention to these petitions from the various states is what mischief makers twist to create the impression
that the corruption cases so far made public are targeted at some people.
“We also commend President Muhammadu Buhari for living up to his promise of non-interference in the electoral process as exemplified in
the recently conducted and concluded Bayelsa governorship election.
“This has raised the hopes of Nigerians that our democracy is in safe hands and shall grow steadily.
“We recommend that the icing on the cake will be for President Buhari to congratulate Gov. Seriake Dickson of the PDP who has been
declared the winner of the Bayelsa governorship election by INEC.’’
According to him, this is without prejudice to the right of the losers of that election to seek redress in a court of competent jurisdiction
if they felt aggrieved with the outcome of the election.