A pressure group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) called BUHARI/APC ANTI-CORRUPTION SUPPORT GROUP has staged a protest to the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCV) on Friday asking the anti-graft agency to look into the financial records of the party which they alleged is shrouded in secrecy since the inception of Chief John Odigie Oyegun.
The group which had earlier rallied in the Julius Berger area of the FCT in support of the anti-corruption fight of the current administration, later proceeded to the EFCC office to submit the petition.
The group is praying the EFCC to compel the ruling Party’s national chairman to get the Party’s account audited and for the EFCC to probe the finances of the Party in the last four years which they claimed has been a ” one man show” by the embattled chairman.
The group that displayed several banners and placards with various messages like:
“EFCC Must Prope Oyegun Now!”
“Audit APC’s Account Now”
“Oyegun Is Killing the Anti-Corruption Policy of Buhari”
EFCC officials who attended to the group however refused to collect the petition citing non-attachment of necessary documentary evidence and facts to the petition. After several minutes of argument with the EFCC officials who stood their ground, the group leaders angrily left, threatening to resort to legal actions against the APC Nat’l chairman and the EFCC.
The group led by Ishola Adeshina APC stalwart and supported by the Southwest Public Relations Officer of the Party Amuda Kamilu
Ishola lamented the refusal of EFCC agents to acknowledge and accept the petition. “I’m thoroughly disappointed by the attitude displayed by the EFCC today. At least they should have collected the petition and if it lacks merit after investigation, they can drop it. The EFCC is mandated to investigate all corruption allegations, but it has woefully failed in that respect today. We are heading to court” he submitted.
Just yesterday, another pro-Buhari group prorested at the party’s headquarters Calling for the sack of Chief John Odigie Oyegun.