OrderPaperToday – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for condemning the move to try the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Onnoghen has been accused of infraction of the Code of Conduct laws and is billed to be arraigned before a tribunal.
In a swift reaction, the PDP condemned the move and alleged that it was part of the rigging script of the ruling party and emasculate the judiciary ahead of the general elections.
But the ruling party in a statement by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu on Sunday said the opposition party only exposed its “natural inclination to rise up in defence of cases of alleged corruption.”
The statement read: “The Resort to baseless postulations anytime issues of corruption is leveled against public officers only confirm what Nigerians already know. PDP and corruption are siamese twins that are difficult to separate from each other.
“One would have thought that the PDP will call for impartial investigations when corruption cases are levelled against public officers, but spinning falsehoods and conspiracies remains the opposition party’s favourite past time.”
The APC assured Nigerians that the fight against corruption remains a cardinal promise from the party to the electorate.
“We assure the PDP and indeed all Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration remains uncompromising in its determination to rid the country of this malady.”
On the forthcoming general elections, the APC advised on collective effort and contribution in achieving success.
It added: “Commendably, in successive elections conducted under the APC administration, the Party has played by the rules, which has led to credible elections. This cannot be said of the PDP era when state institutions were deployed to manipulate the electoral process.”