Corruption: Opposition parties tackle President

Opposition political parties have said the trading blame between organised labour and President Goodluck Jonathan over corruption is unnecessary.

In separate interviews with our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday, National Publicity Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and his counterpart in the Congress for Progressive Change, Rotimi Fashakin, accused the government of failing to live up to expectations.

Mohammed said it was unfortunate the government, which had the responsibility of mustering the political will to strengthen institutions to fight corruption, was passing the buck.

He noted that no human society was corruption-free but that the difference was that in other climes, appropriate sanctions were applied.

Mohammed said, “There is no where human beings will not attempt to cheat or cut corners.

“It is for government to provide institutions and provide laws and have the political will to ensure that people don’t go unpunished. Read more

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