Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the Nigerians feeling the heat of the fight against corruption.
The presidential spokesman said this in an article titled “Executive order 6: Buhari acquires a big stick against corruption”.
He said while the federal government has recorded great strides in the anti-graft war, some Nigerians, particularly members of the opposition, do not support the government’s efforts.
“In spite of all the achievements recorded, you still hear complaints that the anti-corruption isn’t as dramatic as Nigerians wished it to be,” Shehu said.
“Some want the country to do it the Chinese way. Others say the government is not arresting the powerful people.”
“Every day, harsh words against the government are all that the president gets from Wadata House, the head office of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party because their leaders, as do some other Nigerians are already feeling the heat.”
The PDP has expressed opposition to the executive order, threatening legal action.
But Shehu flayed the people for kicking against the order, saying not many “expected any PDP support for the president in his war against corruption.”
“For the Buhari administration, concern lies in the fact that corruption has become a big problem because investigation, prosecution and trial in courts are made harder by persons accused of crimes relating to it,” he added.
“They are using the enormous resources in their possession to thwart the system. The president’s view is that, it is only a clean Nigeria that can attract foreign investment, free money for more of the capital projects the administration is executing and creating jobs for our teeming population of young men and women.”