Buhari Administration Will Not Persecute Anyone – APC Replies Jonathan
Buhari Administration Will Not Persecute Anyone – APC Replies
Progressives Congress (APC) has said the
incoming Buhari Administration will not
persecute anyone, contrary to statements
credited to President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday
by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai
Mohammed, the party said, however, that
those who have played poker with the
nation’s destiny must be willing and eager
to clear their conscience before man and
President Jonathan was quoted on Sunday as saying “Buhari Will Persecute Me And
My Ministers” during a farewell service organised in his honour
But Lai said that “the President-elect is a man of integrity is not an issue for debate, and he
has made it clear that he will not be bogged
down by endless probes.
”However, the hands of the incoming
government will not be tied by those who
have chosen to play the victim and exhibit
a persecution mentality. Whoever has any
reason to be afraid must lay bare such
reason before Nigerians,” the party said.
It said that under the climate of change
that Nigerians have ushered in with their
votes, only the guilty needs to be afraid,
and those with a guilty conscience, on
account of their actions in the public
sphere, must clear such so they can be at
peace with themselves.
”The last time we checked, this does not fit
the definition of persecution,” APC said.
The party wondered why the President
chose a public forum to express his fears
when he could have done so privately
during his meetings with the President-
”Since the presidential election was won
and lost, the President and the President-
elect have met privately a number of times.
Why didn’t President Jonathan express his
apprehensions during these meetings?
”Even if the two have not met, the
President could have reached out to the
President-elect over any fears that he may
be nursing, instead of engaging in an
action that seems like he was being
preemptive and seeking to curry public
sympathy,” it said
APC insisted that the priority of the
incoming government will be the welfare
and security of the long-suffering people of
Nigeria, and enjoined all citizens to support
the Administration in charting a new path
for the country – away from the
rapaciousness and impunity of the past