APC Is Winning The Anti-Corruption War, Says Sanusi Musa

Sanusi-Musa-APCA member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sanusi Musa, has expressed delight in what he described as success being recorded in the anti-corruption war by the present administration.

Speaking to Channels Television, Mr Musa disclosed that the party was fulfilling the campaign promise that it would fight corruption in the nation.

He said that it was a thing of joy that the promise of change made to Nigerians during the party’s campaign had started manifesting.

The APC member also said that “from the revelation so far, every right thinking Nigerian, irrespective of his political party should be happy with and support this administration and pray for the President and his team to succeed in this fight against corruption”.

Mr Musa further pointed out that international communities have started supporting President Buhari in the anti-corruption fight, apparently referring to Nigeria’s signing of an agreement on Tuesday with the United Arab Emirate to aid recovery of stolen funds.

“We can see that not only from Nigeria, all international community, everywhere; they are supporting the President to make sure that he rids this country of this endemic corruption that has really taken us back far from where we are supposed to be.”

Speaking on the allegation of selective anti-corruption fight, Mr Musa said that those criticising the method of the administration were indirectly admitting that those arrested actually committed the offence.

He said: “What we suppose to hear from people is to say that somebody did not commit that particular offence because by saying that it is selective, indirectly you are admitting that the people that are being arrested have committed the offence”.

Mr Musa added that “the fact that they are in the opposition or the fact that some people suspect that some people who are members of the APC have committed the same offence, is not an excuse for those people to be allowed to go scot-free.”

He also disclosed that the President had called on anyone with valid information about corrupt practices of his cabinet member to make it known.

“The President has said it. If you have any cogent and verifiable fact that shows that any member of his cabinet or any member of his party is involved in any case of corruption, bring it forth. He is going to deal with it,” Mr Musa said

Giving his view on why the Peoples Democratic Party Spokesman, Olisa Metuh, was brought before the court handcuffed, he expressed beliefs that such will not repeat itself.

“I want to believe that the Attorney General of the Federation will take that up and am sure that subsequently, anyone coming to court, not only Mr Metuh,  will not be seen with a handcuff,” he said.

Peace In Nasarawa After Protest Against Planned Governor’s Impeachment

Nasarawa-Impeachment-protestThe police have restored peace in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, after a violent protest on Thursday against the impeachment notice served on the state governor, Mr Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly. 

Though, the Police said no live was lost as was earlier reported that three persons were killed in the fracas.

Briefing reporters on Friday on the “leave Al-makura alone” mass protest in Lafia, the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris, refuted the media report claiming that lives were lost, saying that only two people sustained injuries but were treated and discharged.

The Police Commissioner added that a total of 23 persons were arrested with four suspects still at large.

Contrary to police’s claims that no live was lost,when Channels Television visited Agu Hospital on Friday morning to see one of the injured, Mr Musa, the hospital could not trace his whereabouts as the hospital denied admitting him.

The streets of Lafia now enjoy relative calm and tranquility as opposed to the sustained mass protest in the last 72 hours.

However, the controversial plot to impeach Governor Al-makura stands as the lawmakers remain defiant to the protesters demands.

The Emir of Lafia, Dr. Mustapha Agwai and other traditional rulers have held a meeting aimed at resolving the issues. At the end of the meeting they urged political leaders  in the state to end the crisis as soon as possible to avoid loss of lives and property.