By Andy Onos, Jalingo.
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ben Adaji called on President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate a law to ban corrupt politicians from holding public office in the country.
Adaji, who aspired on APC platform to represent Ankpa Federal Constituency in Kogi at the 2015 general elections, made the call at a news conference yesterday in Jalingo.
According to him, the call had become necessary following ongoing recovery of huge sums of money from houses, toilets, shops, farm lands and grave yards by the anti graft agencies.
“I call on President Buhari to initiate a law to ban corrupt public officials from holding any office in the country.
“With the volume of money being recovered on daily basis from this unpatriotic fellows, it has become imperative to take drastic measures to root them out of the system,” he said.
He advised the president to take advantage of the ongoing constitutional review in the country to come up with laws that would permit establishment of special courts for corruption cases.
Adaji commended Buhari for giving the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a free hand to become so effective during his regime.
He also commended the Federal Government on the fight against insurgency and other forms of criminality across the country.
Adaji however, cautioned Mr president over the manner in which he was making his political appointments.
He noted that the president had neglected those who worked hard to secure the victory for the party which brought him to power.
“I want to appeal to Buhari to move quickly to safe the APC from breaking up due to neglect of those who worked for its victory.
” He should also give them a chance to participate in the government they worked tirelessly in forming.
“I can tell you that for now the problem in the APC is even more than the power tussle in the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party,” he noted.