Makarfi Vows PDP Will Fight Corruption Better Than APC

Chairman, PDP Caretaker Committee, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, speaking to party faithful, at the PDP Secretariat after the supreme court upheld his position as the authentic leader of the party in Abuja. With him are Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State (L) and former Special Adviser to the President on Inter-party Affairs, Sen Ben Obi. Photo: NAN

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has promised that his party would fight corruption better than the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking to newsmen on Friday in Kaduna, Makarfi said the PDP will not be vindictive.

He said: ”On the issue of corruption, we will be able to assess the APC government when they leave office. By 2019, when we take over, we are not going to be vindictive. But the truth will prevail.

”Who told you there are no series of petitions against them as they are in office right now? When they leave office, we will see what will come up.

”We will know whether corruption is something limited to one political party. We are not doing justice to the fight against corruption when we try to politicise it.”


The former Governor of Kaduna also said corruption is a Nigerian problem and not limited to politicians alone.

”Take a look at the private sector, those the EFCC has charged to court, no politician has been tried or taken to court for anything near that.

”If you try to just narrow corruption to only politicians from the opposition parties, we are undermining the fight against corruption. We should look at it holistically together as Nigerians,” he said.

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