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‘Defecting To APC Will Not Save Anyone From Prosecution’ – Lai Mohammed

‘Defecting To APC Will Not Save Anyone From Prosecution’ – Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed says no defecting politician will be spared from prosecution
Lai Mohammed says no defecting politician will be spared from prosecution

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has told politicians defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that taking such steps would not shield them from prosecution if they have a case to answer.
Mohammed made the stance of the Federal Government known when he visited the Abuja office of the Authority Newspaper and was asked whether politicians defecting to the APC will be shielded from prosecution.
Answering questions from members of the editorial board of the paper, Mohammed said:
“Nigerians should be rest assured that the fact that some persons are moving from one party to another does not mean that they will escape prosecution.
Nobody will escape investigation and prosecution on the ground that he or she has moved to APC. We have shown that with a former governor and a member of our party that was convicted. We will never terminate anybody’s prosecution on the ground of decamping.
However, it is not for the executive to do the work of the judiciary,’’ he said.
Mohammed also argued that many of the defections taking place were not driven by the ploy to avoid prosecution but for political calculation and personal reasons.

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