The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria.
The opposition party is reacting to the 2020 Corruption Perception Index report on Nigeria released by Transparency International on Thursday.
Naija News had reported that the organisation in its 2020 CPI report ranked Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa.
The report also rates only 12 countries as more corrupt than Nigeria in the whole of Africa with Nigeria occupying 149th position out of 180 countries of the world analyzed in the report.
But in a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said it has been vindicated by the organization’s report on Nigeria.
According to the PDP, the Buhari government “is the citadel of corruption and the most corrupt in the history of our nation”.
The party noted that the corruption report on Nigeria under Buhari government “is an incontrovertible confirmation that our nation is more corrupt under President Buhari and the APC, than it was in 2015 when they took office”.
Part of the statement read, “This descent into the abyss of corruption only goes to show that President Buhari’s anti-corruption stance is a mere swindle used to delude Nigerians while the vaults were laid open for APC leaders and officials of the Buhari administration to plunder.
“Indeed, the record of unbroken decline from 136th in 2016 to 144th in 2018, 146th in 2019 and now 149th in 2020, under President Buhari, the African Union (AU) Anti-Corruption Champion’, settles the now notorious fact that the Buhari administration and the APC are titleholders in corruption.
“Nigerians can now see that what the APC and the Buhari Presidency did, upon assumption of office, was to simulate a holier than thou attitude, deploy the instrument of propaganda to deliberately castigate the PDP with false corruption allegations just to divert public attention and create a safe atmosphere for APC leaders to loot our nation to her knees.
“The fact remains that no matter how lies and falsehood try to prevail, the truth will always come to light at the end of the day.
“From the oil and inland revenue sectors to security, health, agriculture, food security, healthcare, transportation, road infrastructure, power, education, environment, among other critical sectors, none was spared from the kleptomaniac fingers of corrupt APC leaders and the cabal in the Presidency.”