Nigerian Government speaks on PDP looters now in APC: The Federal Government has revealed what will happen to looters who joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, from other political parties.
Speaking through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the government pointed out that not all the members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who joined the APC were looters.
The Minister said this when he was asked during an interview with Daily Sun if the government will release list of looters in APC. He said all looters whether in APC or any other party will be investigated and punished accordingly.
Mohammed also said some members of the opposition party challenged them to release the list of looters in the PDP, adding that the move has not in any way affected cases in court.
Mohammed said, “There is a difference between allegations and established cases. All the cases I have mentioned (alleged PDP looters) are already in court.
“You see, how many times have people written that Lai Mohammed has billions of dollars. But these are allegations that are just ridiculous.
“I can assure you that if there is any allegation against any member of this government, this government will investigate it.
“It would be unfair to say that everybody that joined APC from PDP is a looter, it would be unfair.
“I am saying that whether you are of ACN stock or PDP stock or CPC stock and you are found to be corrupt, you will be investigated.
“They have said name the looters and we said these people took money.
“I am saying that on the 24th of February, Secondus took N100 million in cash. The then National Financial Secretary took N700 million.
“These are facts! They said name, and I said these are the people that were reported to have stolen money. So, what is prejudicial about it?
“Let them go and solve their matters in court, but if you challenge us to name names, we will name names!”