Corrupt APC leaders, members will be prosecuted – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, indicted for corruption will face the music.

President Buhari

Buhari, in an interview he granted a magazine, The Interview, disagreed with accusations that his anti-corruption war was partial, vowing to prosecute any of his supporters who has cases of corruption.

His words: “Do you just grab people along the road and take them off to court for trial just because you want to create a semblance of balance?
“First, there has to be an accusation which must be properly investigated, and when a prima facie case has been built, you prosecute.

“If any of my backers or party (APC) members has anything established against them, let’s see whether I will shield anyone from prosecution.

“There seems to be a preponderance of the People Democratic Party members standing trial because they had been in power for 16 years, they had access to the public treasury and abused the trust reposed in them.

“You can be assured that anybody caught in corruption will answer for it irrespective of party, tribe or religion.”
Buhari further revealed that he was pressurised to re-contest in 205 by those who had strong belief in him.

He said, “You will recall that shortly before the 2011 presidential election, I had said it was the last time I would offer myself for elective position and I meant it, but the following years, we saw our country virtually falling apart on all fronts.

“People felt a rescue exercise was necessary and a large number believed I could do it.

“They made overtures to me and the pressure was so enormous that I could not say no. As they say, the rest is history.”