…Demands Maximum Punishment
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Nigeria – The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties has expressed outrage over the recent suggestion by the National Peace Committee that President Muhammadu Buhari should tread cautiously in the fight against corruption.
The committee, led by a former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and other bigwigs in the country had in a meeting with Buhari said due process should be follow in the regime’s war against corruption.
However, the CNPP in a statement on Friday by its spokesperson, Osita Okechukwu, described the view of the committee as “subtle and scary blackmail.”
The group said the Jonathan regime, like the previous ones since Nigeria’s return to civil rule in 1999, defied the timeless African tradition, which admonished leaders not to steal and if they are tempted to do so, that they should steal in such a manner that the owners will not know.
“They looted (the treasury) as if there is no tomorrow, and as if Nigerians are fools; that today we are impoverished, despondent and hapless in the midst of unprecedented oil revenue,” the CNPP said.
“Accordingly, for any group as highly placed as the National Peace Committee to resort to subtle and scary blackmail to subvert and dampen this momentum of war against corruption is to say the least – unkind cut if not ungodly cut.
“For us, the war against corruption is being waged in accordance with the spirit and letters of the law; therefore let the momentum of war against corruption continue.”