The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the Transparency International Corruption perceptions Index released on Thursday
Nigeria dropped two steps below on the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.
In the latest release on Thursday, Nigeria ranked 146 out of 180 countries studied.
PDP in a statement by its Spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan said the report had further validated its position that corruption had worsened under President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC).
The opposition party said the report was a prove to show that Buhari’s anti-corruption war was ‘fake’.
PDP added that with the Transparency report “It is clear that the Buhari administration and the APC have not only failed in their boasts to tackle corruption and insecurity but have ended up economically despoiling our nation and worsening our security challenges.”
The statement read in part: “The party describes as a national embarrassment that under an administration by the same leader who wears the medal as “African Union (AU) Anti-Corruption Champion”, and whose government boasts of zero-tolerance for corruption, our nation now ranks as fourth most corrupt country in West African and one of the leading most corrupt countries of the world.
“The TI report, which shows our country dropping to a malodorous 26, from the already disapproving 27 points it maintained since 2017, had further exposed that the Buhari administration and the APC as merely posturing as saints and hounding innocent Nigerians with fake anti corruption war, while engaged in unprecedented looting of our national resources.
“It indeed speaks volume that the Buhari administration and the APC that came into power in 2015 on an anti-corruption mantra, has ended up becoming the most corrupt in the history of our dear nation.
“Moreover, the fact that the APC and its government