The major opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP has sent a strong message to the newly appointed Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Abdulraheed Bawa.
The PDP has charged 40 year old Bawa to learn from the mistakes and flaws of his predecessors, saying Bawa must not be deterred by some detractors who would try to use him as a tool of unjust witch hunting, political black mail or maiming while in office.
The Party through a statement released by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan advised Bawa run EFCC with all sense of professionalism devoid of any political influence from any quarters whatsoever.
Also in the statement, the Party reminded the new Chairman that the EFCC was initiated to fight and end corruption not to oppress, destabilize and silence the voices of Nigerians and such, should never be used by anybody to perpetrate such acts.
The statement read, “The PDP notes that for the first time, the Chairman of the EFCC is drawn from the pool of trained investigators of the commission.
Nigerians expect the new chairman to bring the benefits of his training to bear by sanitizing the system and restoring professionalism in line with international best practices.
Furthermore, our party urges the new EFCC Chairman to bear in mind that, given his young age and training, he should exhibit the ideals of the Generation-Next Nigeria in reciprocation of the confidence Nigerians repose in him.