The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and current Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has been accused of plotting to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption.
The All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State made the accusation on Thursday in Uyo, while faulting Akpabio’s statement that the current war against corruption lacked transparency and fairness to all, and that the President appears to be fighting his political adversaries.
The party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ita Awak, said the former governor was trying to use the Peoples Democratic Party’s Senate caucus to frustrate the war against corruption.
He added that the group would spare no effort in ensuring that the anti-corruption crusade of Buhari failed.
According to him, Akpabio is among the people who had profited from high-level corruption, adding that he would soon be exposed by the battle against graft.
He said, “We, therefore, recall that some very powerful forces and influential personalities in our country sponsored the palace coup that ousted the military regime of the then Major General Muhammadu Buhari and truncated our national renaissance against corruption in 1985.
“It is, therefore, very worrisome to us that the current war that the APC government of President Buhari has begun in 2015 may suffer a grave setback unless the dark agents of corruption who have held sway, especially in the last eight years, are contained and brought to justice.
“With Akpabio’s false allegations that the current war against corruption lacks transparency, fairness to all and appears to be aimed at political adversaries, we are troubled that Akpabio is strategically using his present position as the Minority Leader to galvanise that segment of the powerful elite in our country who are determined to ensure that the Buhari’s war against corruption fails.”