APC not haven for the corrupt — Spokesperson

(Last Updated On: May 23, 2017)

By Tinuade Salami

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised politicians planning to decamp to its fold that it

will never be a safe haven for those facing corruption charges.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said this at the weekend while

speaking with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State.

He said the APC had made it clear to politicians interested in joining the ruling party that no one

would be shielded in the ongoing anti-corruption crusade.

According to daily trust report, the party secretary made the clarification to clear the allegation

by the opposition that the APC was harbouring politicians who were undergoing prosecution for

corruption related offences.

Abdullahi insisted that those accusing the ruling party of shielding some politicians were merely

speculating as the party was not interested in providing cover for anyone.

The APC spokesman stated that the party would ensure that the current anti-graft battle was

fought to a logical end.

He, however, asked those alleging that the ruling party was hobnobbing with the corrupt to

back up their claim with facts.

Abdullahi said. “What is the available fact that people are being shielded? So, I think we need to

find a clear definition for what is going on. People who are coming to APC have their reasons for

joining the party.

“But we made it clear that APC will not provide a safe haven for anyone who is trying to shield

himself for whatever he is being accused of. I don’t know any of these people who have

decamped, who had corruption cases hanging on their necks and who after joining the APC,

those corruption cases have been dropped,”