|Malam Garba Shehu|
The Presidency has stated that once it fully commences its corruption trials, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might have no moral legs to stand on. The Presidency’s position was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the president’s Senior Special Assistant, Media, Malam Garba Shehu.
Shehu who was reacting to a statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, that “the economy is going down” under the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, noted that, the PDP should rather bury its head in shame for subjecting Nigeria to the “worst economic plunder through corruption” in its recent history.
“It is ridiculous for any sane government to artificially rebase the economy and claim to transform Nigeria into the largest economy in Africa as the PDP administration did.”
He noted that “Once the formal trial for corruption begins, the PDP might no longer have the moral legs to stand on.”
According to him, the present administration has successfully blocked leakages and other avenues for corruption. He said the administration had also frustrated efforts by corrupt elements to divert public funds to private pockets.