The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has asked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to reduce the cases of corruption and abuse of office among ministers and civil servants for Nigerians to breathe.
The group, in an open letter written to Tinubu on Monday, Jan. 8, in Lagos on Monday, said it listened to his New Year message and observed the reactions of Nigerians to all his promises.
The open letter was titled ‘Reduce Corruption in Your Administration’ and was signed by the Secretary-General, South-West CNPP, Oloye Adegboyega-Adeniji.
The letter partly reads: “We members of the CNPP in the South West admonish you not to forget the years of struggles, in the company of our national chairman, Alhaji Balarabe Musa of blessed memory, to foster and sustain our nascent democracy.
“Now that you have achieved your life ambition to be the President of Nigeria, it is not an end to your legacy.
“It is a natural challenge that you must use the opportunity to foster and sustain our democracy for posterity and generations hereafter to appreciate your service to humanity.
“To this end, anything or action that doesn’t promote national interest for the development of human and natural resources should be expunged from your administration.
“We have over the years confirmed that nepotism, the Mother of all indices of corruption, has always stood against National Interest for Fundamental Change in our interpersonal and intergovernmental relationship for positive development in Nigeria.
“Such a decision shall go a long way to prevent any official from committing misdemeanors while in service.
“Nigerians have lost hope in probes and investigations by committees and the security agent because many of such investigative reports seldom come out for public use nor sanction erring officials in service.
“It will be your Nov legacy if Nigerians imbibe the Internationally accepted standards of behaviour by leaving office once misdemeanours are established against them.
“Looking forward to your swift action in the case of Minister Betta Edu and others. We shall continue to engage your administration constructively.”