The Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to fight corruption if re-elected into power by Nigerians. The party said it has become clear to Nigerians what the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and PDP stands for.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, May 8, the spokesperson for Modu-Sheriff’s faction Bernard Mikko said since the return of democracy in Nigeria, no party has fought corruption like the PDP. 

Mikko said: “Even though the philosophy of the political party has not been clearly defined, Nigerians know PDP and they know APC and what they stand for. So, if PDP today as the only truly national party presents a credible candidate, it is left for Nigerians to decide whether to still go with APC or choose the PDP.”

 Boasting Mikoo added: “With the first two months of the PDP administration in 1999 a speaker of the house of assembly was removed just for age falsification, various senate presidents were impeached, governors were impeached as well as a serving inspector general of police.”

“So whoever is telling you that PDP doesn’t fight corruption or won’t fight corruption if returned to power at the federal level is being economical with the truth,” Mikko said.

He further called on all Nigerians to support the national chairman of the PDP, saying, that Modu-Sheriff is ‘God sent’ to rid Nigerian politics of impunity.  

Mikko said Modu-Sheriff is focused on eliminating all forms of lawlessness and impunity perpetrated by some members of the party.  He added that Modu-Sheriff is currently working towards ensuring the party returns to its ‘glorious days’.

“I can tell you at this point that Ali Modu Sheriff was divinely sent by God to rid Nigerian politics of impunity, he is the only cure to impunity not only in the PDP but also in the APC and all other political parties,” Mikko said. “Impunity must end in the PDP, in fact this kind of conflict is not bad because it will help to resolve a lot of things that have gone wrong in the past. “All political parties will learn from what is happening today in the PDP. So until they try to force out somebody and the person resists and they fail, they will not learn from it,” he added. 

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