A support group of President Muhammadu Buhari, South-South Buhari Anti-Corruption Group has urged the Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki to set sentiments aside and prosecute the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole following his indictment by a Judicial Inquiry set up to investigate the construction and equipping of the Edo state Specialist Hospital.
The Group in a statement at the weekend by its chairman, Imafidon Peter Odion, said corruption case against the former Edo Governor should not be treated with levity else people will lose the trust of the APC government in the fight against corruption.
“We urge the governor to put sentiments aside and ensure that those who were involved in the scandal are made to face the law, while also taking all steps to give them a fair hearing and an opportunity to defend their actions.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is known to have zero tolerance for corruption and the indictment of Adams Oshiomhole will be a yardstick to measure the seriousness of this fight by APC against corruption.
“If the corruption case against Oshiomhole is handled with levity, nobody will take this APC-led government serious any longer.
”This government should ensure there is no sentiment attached to this case. The case should be looked into with seriousness and Oshiomhole should be asked to resign in other to avoid undue influence from the federal government, the party at the national level as well as leaders and stakeholders of the party” the statement said.