The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the party will not shield anyone who has a case to answer in the mismanagement of the petroleum subsidy. It therefore, called on civil society organisations to shelve their planned civil action.
The party through its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said it will continue to uphold transparency and the rule of law, saying its stand as “the ultimate ingredient for the realisation of the transformation programme of the federal government.”
It called on civil society organizations to allow the law, therefore, to take its natural cause as it is deposed to ensuring a fair trial for those culpable so that guilty persons only get reprimanded.
“The demand of the Civil Society Groups is already reflected in the resolution of the National Working Committee of our great Party. As the Party in power; the one controlling both the Executive and the Legislative arm of government, our position is that the culpable should face the full weight of the law. This must however, be in compliance with due process so as to make sure that only the guilty suffers.
“In this light, we must allow government to articulate the findings of the House of Representatives and engender necessary legal actions through the appropriate agencies of government,” Chief Metuh stated.