Corrupt Politicians Are Running To APC For Protection – Gov Ortom
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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state says the trend where corrupt politicians who join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are shielded from prosecution is wrong and should be discouraged.
Governor Ortom spoke on Monday at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when he received the National President Nigeria Civil Service Union, NCSU, Comrade Lawrence Amaechi and his delegation on a courtesy call where he was presented with ‘The Defender and Shepherd of the Masses’ award.
He noted that there is no law under the constitution that shields corrupt leaders who are members of the APC from prosecution, stressing that doing so encourages corruption by a government that used fight against corruption as one of the campaign promises to come into power.
Governor Ortom lamented that the APC-led administration seems to be the worst in terms of corruption, pointing out that a serving minister who allegedly stole billions of naira was currently being shielded from prosecution.