…Wants indicted persons prosecuted
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi
Frank, has said that the fight against corruption by the present
administration may be in jeopardy if the findings of the Presidential
committee investigating the controversial $43M in Lagos house is not
released to Nigerians on time.
The committee headed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, is also tasked to
investigate allegations of corruption against the suspended Secretary to
the Government of the Federation (SGF) Engr. Babachir David Lawal, which
Comrade Frank beleive ought to have been released to show transparency in
the war against corruption the same way the Senate has dondone.
Recall that the presidency had promised to release the reports over a week
ago but the citizens are still waiting.
In a statement signed in Abuja on Sunday, the APC deputy publicity
secretary said the continue delay in making public the outcome of Yemi
Osinbajo’s three man committee might begin to give room to rumours and
speculations which Nigerians are not known with the Acting President.
Frank declared that he has to speak out because when the committee was set
up by the President he also commended the move.
Frank also cautioned that not only Nigerians are expecting the outcome of
Professor Osinbajo’s panel but “the international community are also
waiting on how Nigeria will handle the matter as this singular act could
make or mar the war against corruption in Nigeria.
“It is high time this report is make public to proof to the world that our
party mean it when we say we are fighting corruption, because do as said
is the hallmark of integrity in governance.
“The reports of discovery of large amount of money as $43M without true
identity of the owner in a country where government cannot pay salaries or
increase the meager being paid the hard working Civil Servants, where
poverty, hunger and massive unemployment are order of the day should not
be delay or sweept under the carpet.”
He said that Nigerians actually believe in the integrity of Prof. Yemi
Osinbajo the same way they trust President Muhammadu Buhari himself,
adding that “this is the time to proof that integrity because Nigerian
masses are suffering for the sins they never committed.”
The Bayelsa born politician, while making reference to how the Senate
President Bukola Saraki submitted himself to corruption allegations by
this same government, said :”nobody find guilty should be protected. The
NIA and SGF’s reports should no longer be kept away from Nigerians. These
reports should be released within the shortest possible time to allay the
fears among a section of Nigerians,” Frank said.