The Peoples Democratic Party has chided the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, over his remark in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that his administration will be tough on corruption particularly in the public sector.
Tinubu made the pledge in Port Harcourt on the invitation of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to inaugurate some projects.
Reacting to the remark, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said the President-elect was not competent to speak on corruption.
Addressing journalists at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja, Ologunagba said, “It is ludicrous that an individual who has been widely alleged to be an enabler and beneficiary of corruption can attempt to put himself forward to Nigerians as a champion of anti-corruption. Of course, corruption cannot fight corruption.
“The PDP and indeed all sensible Nigerians are alarmed, scandalised and embarrassed by the recent claim by the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the inauguration of some judiciary projects in Rivers State that he will fight corruption in the country.
“This statement by Senator Tinubu is completely sacrilegious and an assault on the sensibility of Nigerians.”
Ologunagba attributed the victory of Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election to alleged complicity by the Independent National Electoral Commission.