Corruption is destroying Nigeria, ACN cries out

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The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said the country’s poor rating by Transparency International in its 2012 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has shown as an empty boast the Jonathan presidency’s claim that corruption has gone down under its watch.

In a statement issued in Ilorin yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party expressed concern at the negative impact that runaway corruption was having on the country’s economy as well as the image of the country. It said if left unchecked, corruption was capable of bringing Nigeria down, even ahead of the slow intensity warfare and general insecurity in the country.

ACN said the “harvest of corruption scandals’’ that had dogged the Jonathan Administration was probably unprecedented in the country’s history and that this had been attested to by the global anti-corruption body in its latest CPI. “Sadly, despite the Presidency’s self-delusion, Nigeria remains among the most corrupt nations on earth.

“According to the latest CPI, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and one of the continent’s biggest economies was not listed among the top 35 least corrupt nations in Africa, even when it was ranked the 35th most corrupt nations in the world. “It is also instructive that Liberia and Sierra Leone, which Nigeria helped to liberate from the throes of war are now doing much better in fighting corruption than the country (Nigeria), just like much smaller and less-endowed nations like Niger, Gambia, Burkina Faso and Mali are better rated,’’ the party said.

It blamed Nigeria’s precarious position in the global anti-corruption battle on the fact that the Jonathan Administration had not only become corruption scandal-prone, it had also allowed impunity to thrive by paying only lip service to probing the scandals and bringing perpetrators to book.

‘’The massive oil subsidy scam, the Malabu oil scandal, the pension scam and now the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting N2.1 billion scam are just a few of the corruption scandals that have dogged the Jonathan administration. In all of these and more, the administration has shown an amazing lack of political will in investigating the scams and prosecuting perpetrators.

“Worst still, key administrative officials have shown from their careless comments that they either do not understand what it means to fight corruption or they are just trivialising it. One of such is the Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was quoted as saying that Nigerians were unable to get petroleum products without stress because they demanded transparency and accountability in the oil sector.

“What the minister is saying, in essence is that uninterrupted fuel supply as well as probity and accountability cannot go hand in hand, that Nigerians must choose between enjoying an abundant fuel supply riddled with corruption and a well-managed, corruption-free oil sector. “In saner climes and with an administration that is committed to fighting corruption, such a minister will be long gone,’’ ACN said.

The party said amidst the glaring evidence of worsening corruption in Nigeria, President Jonathan had continued to talk and act as if the country was in fact corruption-free, wondering what was responsible for the wide gulf between the President’s perception and the reality on the ground.

‘’President Jonathan must wake from his slumber and face the reality that corruption is fast eating deep into the soul of Nigeria, having already decimated the body. He must stop playing the ostrich and lead the way in the fight against corruption before it consumes the country,’’ ACN said.

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  1. FG under Jonathan is incapable of fighting corruption in nigeria.how can he do it?we all know how weak he is & more d forces he had to contend with will not allow him to make a move.the reality on ground now is that he is now part & parcel of the ugly trend called corruption.if u can’t beat them join them,& he gleefully joined & he is enjoying it.its only God that will liberate this county from the clutches of evil men.let us pray…Arise oh Lord…

    • NIGERIA IS RICHER THAN CORRUPTION,CORRUPTION IS NOT KILLING US AS NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO,WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IS TO TEACH YOUR PEOPLE ABOUT BIOGAS , BIODIESEL AND BIO FERTILIZER THEN OIL POWER LL STOP.PEOPLE LL DEVELOP THEIR LIFE WITH YOUR HELP.PLS PLS AND PLS STOP MAKING NOISE

      • SET YOUR PEOPLE FREE WITH FREE ENERGY LIKE BIOGAS,BIODIESEL AND BIOFERTILIZER.IS THREE CAN SET EVERY ONE FREE. FOOLISH HEAD IS THE WORST CORRUPTION. STOP STOP AND STOP ACTING IMPORTANT TO YOUR PEOPLE BECOS YOU ARE NOT

        • BIOGAS, BIOGAS, BIODIESEL, BIODIESEL AND BIOFERTILIZER AND WHAT’? biofertilizer!!!! hahhahhahah SWEET NIGERIA IS BIGGER THAN CORRUPTION

    • stop this fake noise ACN–cleanse your house of thieves first-was the speaker of the lagos state house of assembly not caught stealing billions from the poor?

  2. Whether you like it or not corruption is another name of Nigeria long ago before J administration. It becomes so glaring that one cannot point out one tangible thing in terms of infrastructure his administration have achieve.Could somebody name any for me? Although I have psyco-analysed him b/4 he came to power that he cannot achieve anything spectacular for Nigeria! His facial outlook is enough to tell you that he has nothing to redeem,offer or establish.

  3. Truly those who are behind GEJ are greater than him to figh with. Mind you, corrution is a tool with which they used to bind themselves together, so none of them dare accuse or reveal any soild hand among though they are all soild hands. Let us seen how Farouk’s case and others will end. God of heaven save us from the hand of this selfish leaders.

  4. Can the pro jonathan point at one tangible thing he has accomplished since he asumed office.May God forgive me for taking part in election that produced this deciever called Gej.God save ur people from the hand of this visionless, directionless and corrupt man..

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  6. Are the ACN states better in fighting curroption. Take power tomorrow, you will do worse. Let’s see transperency in states controlled by ACN, then we will listen to you.

  7. AII THE NIGERIAN POLITICIANS ARE CORRUPT,THEIR REAL NAME IS CORRUPTION.NO ONE IS FREE.EVERY LIVING SOUL OF THIS COUNTRY NIGERIA IS CORRUP,INCOULDING THE DEAD ONES.

  8. At the end of his administration, I will comment but now I am happy I can use electricity up to four hours without interruption. I will blame Baba Obasanjo for what we are suffering today. Late President Yaradua was sent by God to fight corruption through the rule of law, a man of honesty but death sickness couldn’t allow him to finish his administration. Jonathan is facing many security challenges set up by the political emperors to destabilize the nation. Let us keep praying for him. ACN government is not better, they are all the same. Pls go and access the property of former Governor Tinubu you will be amazed and shocked. Look at Lagos life is becoming on bearable for the poor masses. Tell me who is free. Time will tell the truth. Nigeria will shine again. All this happening in the land will soon fade away and God anointing leader will emerge from nowhere and redeem the land. let us watch and pray it shall be well with Nigeria. Transparency International has rated us below average, me and you can make a change. Visit http://www.amenmicro.com and make Nigeria an industrialized nation.

  9. CORRUPTION IS NOT NIGERIA’S PROBLEM BUT THE OFFSHOT OF THE BASIC PROBLEM. SO UNLESS THE REAL ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED, CORRUPTION WILL CONTINUE. THE BASIC PROBLEM LIES IN UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES AND ALLOWING CORRESPONDING AUTONOMY TO EACH SECTION SO THAT THEY WILL ADMINISTER GOVERNANCE AS THEY SEES IT. THIS IS NOT BREAKING THE COUNTRY.

  10. Rotimi Ogundoro on

    Alhaji Raji Mohammed, the ACN spokesperson should just keep his mouth silent and continue to earn his pay from his paymasters, his oga Ahmed Bola Tinubu is one of the most corrupt and greedy ploticians in Nigeria. I think he’s smarter in grabing everything, I mean everything,direct and indirect money, contracts, land and properties and covering his tracks than any of them in PDP. If ACN comes to power by any means, Tinubu will sell everything that Nigeria has ever got, discovered and undiscovered mineral resources to foreign and indegenous companies and would still try to full Nigerians that he’s a saint. We can see what he is been doing in his personal fiefdom in Lagos state and yet ACN has been criticising PDP government on corruption. The truth is, if Nigeria were a country like Britain or USA, Tinubu should have been in prison long time and probably spend the rest of his life answering corruption charges inside that prison till the end. ACN,CPC and PDP are all being financed from dirty, corrupt money they have all stolen from public funds, that is why we have big wigs that has the money controlling the affairs and direction of the political parties. Invariably, they are the ruling class as well. They control the national Assembly and the states, whoever is their choice becomes the Governor and legislators. Who owns the media? i.e. every aspect of your life is in their hands, they are in control of whatever they want you to know, that is why Tinubu has become a media mogul, owning TV, Radio and print presses all over the place. Our democracy remains at best what one can call ‘moneytocracy’, just may be, one day we would have a democratic setting where people can truly elect who will rule them, compell and make them accountable to the people and remove them when they are found wanting.

  11. Yes, the ruling PDP is corrupt. What about oriental hotels at Lekki. Who owns it. what about the case of the speaker of Lagos state House of Assembly. what about the consulting company that collects immoral percentage from every tax payed in Lagos state. What about the emperor that would not allow the Lagos state Governor to be.
    I honestly believe that the ACN spokes person should do an inward search of corrupt people in his party and allow other Nigerians to criticize the weak and corrupt Federal Government.

    • IN MY FATHER LAND THERE ARE MANY BIOGAS, BIODIESEL AND BIO FERTILIZER.CORRUPTION IS A THING OF THE MIND OR LAZY MANS TIME

  12. There is no corruption in ACN states or better still no corrupt politicians among them. They no how to ‘chop and clean mouth’ very well. OBJ’s handkerchief could not, not to talk of GEJ’s weak and dirty handkerchief will ever detect oil in their mouths! They were all trained in ‘Pari Ise’ School- LAGOS!

  13. I LL LOVE TO WORK FOR MY PEOPLE THAN TO WORK FOR THE GOVERMENT, MY BELOVE PEOPLE BIOGAS,BIODIESEL AND BIOFERTILIZER IS THE ANSWER TO ALL PROBLEMS.TRY IT FIRST AND SEE GODS KINGDOM ON EARTH

  14. There is no corruption in ACN states or better still no corrupt politicians among them. They know how to ‘chop and clean mouth’ very well. OBJ’s handkerchief could not detect oil, not to talk of GEJ’s weak and dirty handkerchief will ever detect oil in their mouths! They were all trained in ‘Pari Ise’ School- LAGOS!

  15. WE HAVE THE SUN,SUN AND SUN . SUN IS THE GIVER OF ALL THINGS , IF THE SUN CAN DO IT FOR US THEN WHY ARE WE CRYING? WHY ARE WE ANGRY? THE SUN IS WITH US

  16. Eazyboyy u must be de most stupid person have ever met. Akre a blind man, which of ur God forbid state in de south east would u like to compare with south west states?.is it Abia or Aba(dirt) or coal city with it’s enveromental pollution. May be we should talk about Imo with is under development, pls don’t let us mention Anambra state. We all know Anambra is de crime capital of south east. Do u still want me to continue, have u forgotten de say, people that live in de glass house should not throw stone. U jews don’t like to face fact. De most principle party in nigeria today is ACN, which of de country political party do u want to compare with ACN? Is it PDPN,CPC,APGA or whatever u call it. For more than 42 yrs now, i can not point to any meaning development in jews region n u still think u have mouth to talk. God dam ur stinking mouth for u bastard. Onye ara.

    • LIFE IS ALL ABOUT GAINING TIME, LIFE IS ALL ABOUT TIME AND TIME IS MONEY.THE MORE TIME YOU GAIN,THE BETTER YOUR LIFE AND THE MORE TIME YOU LOOSE THE WEAKER YOUR LIFE. GAIN TIME AND LIVE. SHARE YOUR GAINFUL TIME WITH THE OTHER MAN. USE YOUR TIME BECOS TIME CAN BE FASTTER THAN LIFE

  17. we must fight for what is right. if we dont attack d government no body will do it for us.nigeria is a corrupt country and we all must fight to make it right. cos if corruption stop,d country will be better for it. so no single person shld say nigeria is bigger than corruption,cos if it was true,we wont have 23percent unemployment. its like we still dont understand what corruption has done to d country, imagine boys will become men before getting married,while in overseas,23yrs old boy is already married with a good job. how many people still gradute at d age of 20-21? but in overseas age of 20-21 gradutes already working. these are things that use to happen in nigeria,but all changed due to corruption. so we should fight for what is right,if not we will continue to suffer in pain for generation to come. thank u.

    • king solomon married at a boy age becos of biogas,biodiesel and bio fertilizer and he said thy anointed my head with oil and my cup over flows. that was when he finish building his biogas plant is in 2 cornicles 2 t0 7.you can read it in the bible.let him that have ear let he hear and a word is enough for a wise

  18. nigeria will be a better place If they rise up one day and kill the following ppl. jonathan, sambo, david mark, tambuwal, babangida, atiku, tinubu, lie mohmd, buhari, obasanjo, el rufai

  19. Chidi Obi I think you are unto something with your call for Biogas,Biodiesel,and Biofertilizer. I saw a tv program where Kenyan scientists are training in Netherland in HYDROTHERMAL ENERGY,clean renewable energy to produce electricity to power homes,cook etc.Nigeria is surrounded by oceans and can benefit from this source.And who needs PHCN if we can develop solar energy with the abundant sun that God has blessed with.I believe corruption should be on top of the agenda of our various governments.President Jonathan is trying and need the support of everybody to move the country forward.I urge all good people irrespective of your religion or ethnicity to rally around the president and help save the country.

  20. Godfrey Izah Ukpor on

    The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) should define corruption b4 accusing President Jonathan’s led govt. Ahmed Bola Tinubu & ACN spent N40B on Ondo State election alone. What do we call such reckless spending & where did they get d money. ACN spent such amount of money on election alone while Nigerians re facing alot of challenges. ACN should put self/party EGOTISM aside & join hands with President GoodLuck Jonathan to fight Corruption & Insecurity. The ACN should also know dat all d problems facing Jonathans led Adminisrations was inherited. Nigerians shine ur eyes & beware of party politicians. They re pretenders.

  21. Have you or any of your club members (acn), any better record? Shouting on TVs and Newspapers will not and have not convinced Nigerians that your generation are still relevant to building our nation.
    All of you looted this country and staging another come-back will jam the rock. Mr. Pot calling kettle black.
    Pls. leave GEJ to do his work.

  22. WOW!!,I AM VERY SUPRISED! THE POT IS CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK!! WHO IS ACN TO COMPLAIN ABOUT CORRUPTIONS WHILE ACN LEADER IS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE OF CORRUPTIONS IN NIGERIA !! HIS LEADER OWNED ALL THE ASIWAJU COMPANIES OF NIGERIA(ACN).HE IS AN AFFLIATE OF ALL THE JUDICIARY CORRUPTIONS OF NIGERIA! HE IS UNTOUCHABLE.HE IS THE GODFATHER FOR MOST YORUBA CORRUPTED LEADERS LIKE IKUFORIJI ,THE SPEAKER OF LAGOS STATE HOUSE AND MANY OTHER S-WEST ACN POLITICAL LEADERS. I DO NOT BELONG TO ANY POLITICAL PARTY BUT I MUST SAY THAT THIS COMPLAINANT MUST FIRST SEE TO THE ROTS IN ACN BEFORE TALKING ABOUT OTHERS .LIKE THE YORUBA SAYS – “FALANA GBO TIRE,TARA ENI LA NGBO” !!

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