Opinion: APC Is A Corruption Soaked Party
by Muneer Maisaje
Why would we delude our selves that a party with its Grand Patron (Asiwaju Tinubu) who some people described as one of the richest politician in west Africa, the money he acquired illegally while ruling Lagos state for 8 years, a state he is still squeezing through his installed puppet..
If you lie to a child, you have abused the MINDS of many generations to come. Tell the children the TRUTH ………….. it is the ONLY WAY to set their minds free – but APC leaders would never tell the youth the TRUTH.
Many people have been led to believe that APC is the Messiah that would redeem the economical and moral values of the country.
Knowledge and understanding of the past are very important for an individual as well as society. History can easily inspire the individual citizen to pursue better objectives which are noble and truthful to avoid acts which are FALSE and DISGRACEFUL.
In fact the study of history will surely promote national harmony and integration by telling people to appreciate and respect the sensibilities and cultures of other ethnic groups as well as their own.
Corruption is not a tribal problem nor a regional problem, all of our leaders from all tribal groups have contributed to what could be described as near malfunction of our public institutions.
Why would we delude our selves that a party with its Grand patron (Asiwaju Tinubu) who some people described as one of the richest politician in west Africa, the money he acquired illegally while ruling Lagos state for 8 years, a state he is still squeezing through his installed puppet..
It has been alleged that Bola Alhmed Tinubu has illegally acquired the following properties.
The 250-hectare land valued at about N35billion and strategically located at the Ajah junction on Lekki Road which was initially meant for a General Hospital for the people of Eti-Osa Local Government but was stolen by Tinubu and handed over to Trojan Estate Ltd – a company owned by Deji and Wale Tinubu which was developed in to now Royal Garden Housing Estate.
The 1,000 hectares of land valued at about N75billion located at Lakowe near Abijo at Ibeju-Lekki Local Government and given to Lekki Concession Company (LCC) which is partly- owned by Tinubu and Fashola which was developed as golf course and housing estate by Assets and Resource Management Ltd (ARM) as ADIVA project.
How could an overload of a party with these filthy record bring the needed sanity in our country??
If APC is a good political party why did there senators in National Assembly refused to lift a finger at the ungodly salaries and allowances to them?
Does it make sense that our senators receive more salaries than there UK counterparts, with Nigeria’s per capital income as $2,800 (2012 )while that of UK is 37,849 more than 12 times that of Nigeria.
In one of the two sources of Islamic Laws (The Hadith) Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) says ” If one of you sees something evil he should correct it with his hands if he can’t with his tongue if can’t he should hate it in his mind.”
None of the so called APC Senator or member house of representative ever said it is inappropriate to be paid such amount, the amount of which when added to other allowances and expenses amount to no less than 25% of the total annual budget which is payed to 469 individuals in a country with a population of over 140 million people.
APC governed states are not any much better than PDP governed states between 1999 to 2007 no northern state was better governed than Katsina state (A PDP state till date).
Let us please stop deceiving our selves. APC calling PDP corrupt is just a pot calling kettle black.
This article was originally published on Abusidiqu.com.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.