President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will not hesitate to prosecute party loyalists and those who supported his Presidency bid in the 2015 presidential election, if involved in corrupt practices.
Buhari, in an interview he granted The Interview magazie, while faulting claims he had been sparing those who sponsored his campaigns and members of his party in his ongoing anti-corruption war, said he would come down hard on any of his backers that cases of corruption could be established against.
The President said:-
“ Do you just grab people along the road and take them off to court for trial just because you want to create a semblance of balance? First, there has to be an accusation which must be properly investigated, and when a prima facie case has been built, you prosecute.
“ If any of my backers or party (APC) members has anything established against them, let’s see whether I will shield anyone from prosecution.
“ There seems to be a preponderance of the People Democratic Party members standing trial because they had been in power for 16 years, they had access to the public treasury and abused the trust reposed in them. “ You can be assured that anybody caught in corruption will answer for it irrespective of party, tribe or religion. ”