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The APC says that the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari would not waste precious time on endless probes, stating, that those feeling guilty should “clear their conscience before man and God”.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this in a statement Monday in apparent reaction to statements credited to President Goodluck Jonathan, who stated that he expects himself, aides and minister to be persecuted after living office.

The APC said, “The hands of the incoming government will not be tied by those who have chosen to play the victim and exhibit a persecution mentality. Whoever has any reason to be afraid must lay bare such reason before Nigerians,” the party said.

According to Mohammed, “That the President-elect is a man of integrity is not an issue for debate, and he has made it clear that he will not be bogged down by endless probes.

It said under the climate of change that Nigerians had ushered in with their votes, only the guilty needs to be afraid, and those with a guilty conscience, on account of their actions in the public sphere, must clear such so they can be at peace with themselves.

”The last time we checked, this does not fit the definition of persecution,” APC said.

The party wondered why the President chose a public forum to express his fears when he could have done so privately during his meetings with the President-elect.

”Since the presidential election was won and lost, the President and the President-elect have met privately a number of times. Why didn’t President Jonathan express his apprehensions during these meetings?

APC insisted that the priority of the incoming government would be the welfare and security of the long-suffering people of Nigeria, and enjoined all citizens to support the administration in charting a new path for the country – away from the “rapaciousness and impunity of the past years.”

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