The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has revealed why politicians who hitherto steal in million have now migrated into the region of billions.
Odigie-Oyegun who said that politicians now steal on behalf of their generations yet unborn urged the judiciary to ensure that such individuals who have stolen state resources are made to face the full wrath of the law, Vanguard reports.
The party chairman made this remark at the post-investiture reception held in honour of APC national legal adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire, who was recently conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
“It is a real pleasure having you on the working committee of APC. It is a period of change and it is my hope that we will now get advice and proposals on how change would also permeates the judiciary.
“I have had cause to be in court once or twice and one of the greatest mysteries on earth is court processes. Before you know what is happening it is over and l did not think l was unintelligent, but I had to ask my lawyer what just happened.
“What is serious is that in a period like this, when we want to change society and change society quickly, it is important that it is in tandem with the judicial system.
“The matter today is corruption and if we do not have ways that corruption cases can be treated or heard and disposed off quickly today, when we are not talking of a few millions of naira but trillions, these people can keep us in court all year long and for many years,” Odigie-Oyegun said.
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, had said that the embattled president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki does not deserve anybody sympathy because karma had come knocking after he betrayed his party.
He alleged that Saraki split the party into two camps to steal the Senate presidency against the wish of the party and even went ahead to install an opposition as his deputy.