The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the African Union (AU) to withdraw President Muhammadu Buhari’s title of anti-corruption champion which it conferred on him recently.
This followed the latest report by Transparency International (TI) showing corruption has worsened under the present administration.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement yesterday, said the TI report has vindicated its earlier position that there was "massive corruption" going on under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.
The opposition party challenged President Buhari and the APC to speak out on the TI report.
"By this new TI report, the African Union (AU) must have now realized its error in naming President Buhari as the African Union (AU) anti-corruption champion and should immediately withdraw the conferment.
"The APC administration has been deceiving Nigerians with a ‘holier than thou posturing’ and painting others black when it is swimming in forms of corruption that is eminently festered by official concealment by the Presidency.
"It is shocking that under our ‘saints’, Nigeria has moved significantly from the 136th it ranked in 2016 to 146th in 2017, with President Buhari presiding on our nation.
"This is a government that has been providing cover for its corrupt officials while operating heavily on propaganda, persecution of
opposition members with fabricated charges and toiling to sway the people with false performance indices," the opposition party said.