25 May 2021 Aisha Adesanya
The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has kicked against moves by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to pry into the books of the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying that the commission lacks statutory powers to do so.
The caucus in a statement signed by the Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu, tasked the Commission to focus on its statutory duties by taking on Federal Government officials who have already been indicted in corruption cases in Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.
The lawmakers, who assured that the party would come out clean, as it had nothing to hide, however, charged the EFCC to commence similar action on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and invite its leaders over many cases of petitions and reports of corruption .
They also charged the EFCC to end its hesitation and immediately take on officials of the APC administration, who as ministers, presidential aides and heads of agencies have been indicted over alleged cases of corruption of trillions of naira from the coffers of various agencies of government.
The lawmakers noted that the attitude of the Commission was tantamount to chasing shadows in the PDP, albeit unconstitutionally, while romancing corruption in the All Progressives Congress.