Looters’ Lists: ‘APC, PDP Playing Games With Life Of Nigerians’

The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) has reacted to the alleged looters’ list released by the Federal Government claiming that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are playing games with the life of Nigerians.

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, had earlier released a list of alleged looters with PDP Chairman Uche Secondus appearing as the first person on the list. Despite the criticisms which trailed the first which featured a chunk of PDP chieftains list, the Federal Government released another list with names of 24 alleged looters.

NIM in a statement signed by its Deputy Director General, Nasser Kura on Saturday said the accusations and counter-accusations between both parties over the looters’ list is bewildering.

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The group said the ‘melodrama of kettle calling pot black’ would have been laughable but the life and existence of Nigeria and Nigerians is at stake.

“The whole episode would have been laughable were it not tragic for our common existence as a country. The long-awaited list itself, like the then list of nominated ministers, has turned out to be predictably disappointing and comical as it contained only names of opposition politicians who are currently facing trial in law courts.”

“The surprise, if any, is that no single name of key players from the PDP but managed to defect to the now ruling APC, including those who have been indicted by judicial commissions in their various States, was included. Expectedly, this has given the now opposition party, PDP the moral high ground to justify their alleged looting of our common patrimony,” the statement read in part.

The group questioned why the looters’ list did not contain the names of those behind pension fraud, diverting of funds and relieve materials for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Ikoyi cash scandal.

“When a looters’ list would not include the names of pension thieves, IDP and Ikoyi cash stash fraudsters as well as indicted members of the ruling APC, then such list leaves much to be desired and posts a sad commentary on our avowed war against corruption.”

NIM said neither the APC nor PDP can take Nigeria to the promised land as their current subterfuges validate the necessity for the intervention of the third force movement.

The group, therefore, called on Nigerians to join forces together and embrace the PVC driven, ballot based revolution initiated by NIM.
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