I will deal with perpetrators of corruption – Buhari vows

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Buhari vows to deal with perpetrators of corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari says his
administration would recover all looted public
funds embezzled by corrupt persons

  • Buhari notes that his administration’s fight
    against corruption is total and irreversible,
    saying that no treasury looter will escape justice
  • The president promises that his administration
    will continue to maintain progress in his
    campaign promises, if re-elected
    President Muhammadu Buhari on
    Saturday, February 9, said that his
    administration would recover all looted
    public funds and deal decisively with
    perpetrators of corruption.
    Buhari made the declaration in Lagos while
    speaking at the All Progressives Congress
    (APC) Presidential rally.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
    that the rally attracted a mammoth crowd
    of party faithful, who trooped out in their
    thousands to welcome the president.
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    Buhari said his administration’s fight
    against corruption was total and
    irreversible, saying that no treasury looter
    would escape justice.
    “Let me assure you that whoever has stolen our
    money, we will get hold of, take whatever they have
    stolen and keep them in prison. It is our duty and
    responsibility, we will do it, ’’ he said.
    The president also promised that his
    administration would continue to maintain
    progress in his campaign promises, if re-
    elected.
    He added that more achievements would
    be recorded in the areas of security,
    economy and fight against corruption.
    Buhari said the All Progressives Congress
    (APC) was the only party that had their
    interests at heart and urged them to keep
    faith with the party in the February and
    March polls.
    He thanked those at the rally for their
    patience and for defying the heat to attend
    the programme. The president assured
    residents and indeed all Nigerians of his
    commitment to a better Nigeria.

Also speaking, Vice President Yemi
Osinbajo said the APC was committed to
the Nigerian project and urged the
electorate to reject the People’s Democratic
Party (PDP) at the polls.
Osinbajo, who addressed the rally in
Yoruba, said the APC would achieve more
progress in job creation, infrastructural
development and power generation, if re-
elected.
The vice president also said the current
administration would sustain the tempo of
investment in rail infrastructure, if elected.
He said the PDP almost looted the country
dry during its 16 years in power and that
the APC was fixing the damage.
Osinbajo added that Nigerians could vouch
for the integrity of Buhari, adding that
“even his enemies know he is not a thief”.
He urged Lagos residents to turn out en
masse to vote for APC on February 16 and
March 2.
Earlier, Oshiomole, Tinubu, Amaechi,
Fashola and Ambode, among others, also
addressed the rally.
NAN reports that APC flags were presented
to the governorship, federal and state
legislative candidates in the state at the
rally.
Meanwhile, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and
a former presidential spokesperson, Reno
Omokri , have faulted the APC national
leader, Bola Tinubu, for calling former
president, Olusegun Obasanjo, an expired
milk who should be dumped in the dustbin.
Tinubu had at a rally in Lagos state on
Saturday, February 9, described Olusegun
Obasanjo as the expired milk who presided
over the flawed electoral process that
brought late president, Yar’Adua into
power.
However, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and a
spokesperson to Goodluck Jonathan, Reno
Omokri, have condemned Bola Tinubu’s
statement.

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