The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Monday urged the Senate to further give credibility to its ministerial screening by sending the names of the ministerial nominees to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for further investigation and screening.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement also stated that the screening must have enabled the Senate to further confirm that many of the nominees presented to it by President Muhammadu Buhari include individuals, who as former governors and ministers, allegedly wrecked their states and ministries and allegedly have serious allegations of corruption, abuse of office and stealing of public funds hanging on their necks.
According to him, the nomination of persons allegedly with corruption badges to serve in the federal cabinet indicated that Buhari allegedly not only condones but also allegedly explicitly promotes corruption, which has perceivedly escalated into a state art since he assumed office in 2015.
He stated that this was particularly as Buhari had asserted that he would only nominate persons he knows “personally.”
Ologbondiyan said, “It therefore speaks volumes that the persons Mr. President “personally” knows and has nominated as ministers include such individuals that have been publicly indicted and known to be answering questions as accomplices in on-going corruption cases in various courts.”