'APC will be exposed when PDP takes over in 2019,' Makarfi says


The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it would not be vindictive "By 2019, when we take over".

The party's Caretaker committee chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, who spoke authoritatively about PDP returning to power in 2019, said Nigerians would see the flaws of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration 'when' the APC-led government loses the next election.
Makarfi stated this in Kaduna on Friday, September 8, while speaking to newsmen.
He said: "On the issue of corruption, we will be able to assess the APC government when they leave office. By 2019, when we take over, we are not going to be vindictive. But the truth will prevail.
"Who told you there are no series of petitions against them as they are in office right now? When they leave office, we will see what will come up. We will know whether corruption is something limited to one political party. We are not doing justice to the fight against corruption when we try to politicise it."
He noted that corruption is not limited to politicians, saying it is a Nigerian problem.
"Take a look at the private sector, those the EFCC has charged to court, no politician has been tried or taken to court for anything near that. If you try to just narrow corruption to only politicians from the opposition parties, we are undermining the fight against corruption. We should look at it holistically together as Nigerians.
"I am also referring you to an official government report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which pointed out leading agencies or institutions on the corruption index, and they are all public institutions manned by public servants and not politicians," he said.
The PDP regained relevance in Nigeria's political sphere after the Supreme Court sacked Ali Modu Sheriff, who refused to step down as the party's Chairman.

The months-long leadership crisis nearly collapsed the PDP, as members defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in droves while others threatened to form another party if the Supreme Court judgment was in Sheriff's favour.
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