The People’s Democratic Party has explained why it has been silent on allegations of looting by former petroleum minister, Diezani Madueke. The spokesperson for the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, at a press briefing on Friday said ,the former ruling party would not make any comment on the allegations against Diezani and other members of the party, who were being tried for corruption.
He noted that the publicity given to the corruption allegations against Diezani and others were intended to portray the PDP as a party of corrupt people. He said:
“The only thing you need to do today is to defect to the APC and all your sins would be forgiven. All APC members are saints and others are sinners. How can the EFCC make allegations and convict us by itself? It is the one making allegations and it is the one convicting people.
Until a court of competent jurisdiction pronounces the suspects guilty, they remain just suspects and innocent as well. So, we won’t talk about those issues.
If there is a genuine case against her or any other person, please go to court and establish that they are corrupt. You can’t just claim that you have found someone with money you suspect was illegally acquired and pronounce such person guilty. You need to go to court and establish it.”