Don’t do ‘selective probing’, Metuh tells Buhari



National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to probe every corrupt politician and not be selective in the exercise.

“We expect the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government not to embark on `selective probing’ of public office holders found wanting before or during his government,’’ he said.

Metuh said this at the State Congress of the party in Lokoja.

He urged the PDP members in the state to ensure that they were free of corruption in their dealings.

“If your hands are clean, you will not be afraid of any probe,’’ he said.

The PDP scribe described corruption as a crime against the common will of Nigerians.

“Corruption is a crime against the people, the nation and our constitution,’’ he said.

He said every legitimate means should be deployed to fight public corruption and added that the approach to eradicate corruption in Nigeria must be a just strategy.

The PDP national publicity secretary urged the would-be-delegates in the state’s congress to ensure to elect good leaders that would pilot the affairs of the party for the next four years.

Speaking in same vein, the Kogi State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada, said that party’s congress provided members the opportunity to change the history of the party in the state for better.

“I urge you the delegates to choose wisely,’’ the governor said.

Wada urged the party’s members to support the candidates that would make-up the state’s executive council from the congress.

“Try as much as possible to support any candidate that emerges as winner at the end of the congress.

“What we are doing here today will change the history of the PDP in our state,’’ he said.

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  • OkwuBndu

    It serves Nigeria well that fighting corruption is taking on the national agenda. Yes while we’re at it, we must be fair to our selves in clearly defining what constitutes corruption in all it’s ramifications. And there must be the political will to go the whole hug. The foundations of Nigerian Corruption must be dealt with in a just manner. No double standards.No selective justice. No partiality. No sentiments arising from regional or religious considerations. So that after all said and done, Nigeria Will be the better for it. Otherwise, a false approach will lead to so called predictions of the US manifesting.

  • utolason

    “Selective” is one word to use when you are pre-empting a foreseen outcome that 99.9% of corrupt office holders are PDP members or people under PDP members’ control.

    Metuh should get a life. Nigerians have come of age, politically. The earlier PDP accept that reality the better for them.

  • opam

    Buhari never misses an opportunity to give a blanket condemnation of the entire 16 years of PDP leadership. If he really means to probe, why should he select only 6 out of the 16 years? In fact, the high point of the probe should be the period when a president doubled as the petroleum minister. To whom did the president in question answer?

    Many past governors left their state coffers empty. Are such governors getting a pass? For any probe to be fair, it should not target any one regime or party considering that the last regime was an offshoot of the previous two – only PDP has been in power since the return of democracy in 19999, and the three PDP regimes were a continuum.