The Action Congress of Nigeria and the Congress for Progressive Change said on Sunday that the United States was right in its reports that corruption had worsened under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
They said in separate reactions by their national publicity secretaries, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Rotimi Fashakin respectively that the indictment did not come to them as a surprise to them.
But to the Peoples Democratic Party, the two main opposition parties have no reason to trumpet the indictment since, according to it, it was an insult on Nigeria and its citizens.
The US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, released on Friday evening, said Nigerian government officials and agencies frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity. The judiciary and security agencies, especially the police, were said be lacking in transparency. Read more