Prosecute corrupt APC members too, PDP stalwart tasks Buhari


A former National Vicechairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Southwest, Alhaji Tajudeen Oladipo has accused President Muhammodu Buhari of persecuting members of the main opposition in the country with his anti-graft war.
Oladipo challenged President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress to prosecute corrupt members of the ruling party, to prove him and the other critics of his anti-corruption crusade wrong.
The PDP chieftain stated this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
He said, “Buhari’s anti-corruption fight is persecution of members of PDP. He should prosecute those in the APC, too, if he wants people to still repose confidence in him.”
Speaking on the ongoing crisis in the PDP at the national level, Oladipo said the problems would soon be resolved.
He added that those who destroyed the PDP had defected to the APC where they would continue their antics and would also soon cause crisis in the new ruling party.
According to Oladipo, the APC should, therefore not “rejoice” because the alleged feud between the Presidency and the National Assembly was an indication that the ruling party had started to experience crisis.
“PDP crises would soon be resolved because efforts are underway to resolve it. Those that destroyed the party are the people in APC now. So APC should not be happy. Some PDP members would like to be with the party in power; that is why they have joined APC.
“The APC has started having its problems, too. An example is the NASS versus the Presidency feud. They seem to be in the same party but they are fighting now.” He added.
While arguing that Nigerians had got fed up with the APC-led Federal Government, Oladipo stressed that everything had become worse when compared with the situation when the PDP held the reins of governance at the centre.
“Nigeria is tired of excuses from the APC-led government. Everything has gone worse under them compared to the PDP administration. Nigerians are not comfortable with their style of governance,” he said.
On the economic crunch and security challenges facing the nation, Oladipo noted that, “security and economic problems facing Nigeria are not peculiar to our nation alone, they are all over the world.
“There was economic recession few years back and the recession still exists until now. So, if the right things are done by the Federal Government, there would be improvement in all spheres.”