PDP: We established EFCC to fight corruption, not to entertain Nigerians

PDP: We established EFCC to fight corruption, not to entertain Nigerians

The People Democratic Party (PDP) says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was established to fight corruption, not as an entertainment tool.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who served his two terms under the party, founded the commission in 2003.

Reacting to the monies discovered by the EFCC in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, PDP alleged that under President Muhammadu Buhari, the anti-corruption fight had lost focus.

It said it had become embarrassing for the anti-graft agency to keep finding money in apartments and offices without owners.

The party accused the EFCC of refusing to reveal the “true identity” of owner of the flat where the money was discovered.

It also urged the anti-graft agency to tell Nigerians the owners of the funds discovered at Kaduna airport, Victoria Island and Balogun market in Lagos state.

“The PDP administration established the EFCC to fight corruption effectively & efficiently and not to entertain Nigerians,” the party tweeted.

“The anti-corruption fight under the APC govt has become comedy. The EFCC now discovers funds in apartments and offices that have no owners.”

“It is preposterous to imagine that the last four seizures coincidentally have no known owners. This is most unfortunate and embarrassing,” it tweeted.

“Who are the owners of N49m at Kaduna Airport, N448m at LEGICO Mall, N250m in Balogun Market and  $43.4m, N23.2m & £27,000 in Osborne Road?

“The EFCC must also tell Nigerians the total amount they have recovered in the last 2 years & provide verifiable accounts of recovered funds.”

Official PDP Nigeria ✔ @OfficialPDPNig
The PDP administration established the EFCC to fight corruption effectively & efficiently and not to entertain Nigerians
11:09 AM - 19 Apr 2017

Official PDP Nigeria ✔ @OfficialPDPNig
The Anti-corruption fight under the APC govt has become comedy. The EFCC now discovers funds in apartments and offices that have no owners
10:36 AM - 19 Apr 2017

Official PDP Nigeria ✔ @OfficialPDPNig
The APC led EFCC has refused to disclose the true identity(s) of owners of Flat 7A & 7B in Osborne road, where the money was discovered
11:03 AM - 19 Apr 2017

Official PDP Nigeria ✔ @OfficialPDPNig
It is preposterous to imagine that the last four seizures coincidentally have no known owners. This is most unfortunate and embarrassing
10:37 AM - 19 Apr 2017

Official PDP Nigeria ✔ @OfficialPDPNig
The EFCC must also tell Nigerians the total amount they have recovered in the last 2 years & provide verifiable accounts of recovered funds.
11:16 AM - 19 Apr 2017

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