PDP Begs Nigerian Media For Favor

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mollified to media practitioners not to play politics when it comes to reporting exposed cases of corruption in the country.

Mr Uche Secondus, stated this at a press conference on over the weekend in Abuja urging journalists and media executives to investigate all cases of corruption and publish it for the public.

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Expressing his concern, he said that the situation of corruption in the country was alarming as critical agencies of government, including the anti-graft agencies were alleged to be involved in the scandal.

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The chairman said some of the exposed cases of alleged corruption were those in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), the Maritime Sector, the Customs, the Federal inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), North East Development Commission and sale of crude oil to China, amongst others.

The chairman urged the media to make certain that all ongoing exposed alleged cases of corruption were not swept under the carpet.

He also encourage the National Assembly to urgently amend the constitution and relevant laws to ensure that those who confiscated the country’s money would not go with it, calling on the Federal Government to ensure that it applied the law for prosecution of those accused of corruption irrespective of their party affiliations.

Expressing concerns about the issue of insecurity in the country, Secondus showed the party’s support for the call by the Senate that the security chiefs should retire to give room for fresh hands and ideas.
Urging President Muhammadu Buhari to do the needful to save the country

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Written by Tare Magbei

Tare Magbei is a media practitioner with Daily Report Nigeria.

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