Corruption Index: CNPP Asks Okonjo-Iweala to Resign for Misleading Jonathan.

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has asked the Coordinating Minister for the  Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to resign forthwith for misleading President Goodluck Jonathan on the damaging level of corruption in the country.
CNPP’s demand came as an aftermath of President Jonathan’s remarks in which he referred to a World Bank report from the minister placing corruption as third in the ranking of problems confronting the country.
In a statement issued by the group’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, CNPP expressed outrage at the attempt to underrate corruption and its  the damaging effects on the economy.
“We were outraged when our dear President Jonathan in the media chat last night told the world how Okonjo-Iweala brandished a World Bank report which placed corruption in the third or fourth position to access to fund and infrastructure as the key factors undermining our development.
“In sum, Okonjo-Iweala  should resign forthwith for deceiving Jonathan into believing that corruption is not the greatest of the cancers afflicting our dear country, which must be stridently exorcised if we are to advance,” it said.
CNPP said it views infrastructure deficit and poor access to fund as the bye-products of the monumental corruption going on  in the country.
“We challenge Okonjo-Iweala to publish the said World Bank report and resign; for we now know how inchoate and anti-people economic policy dished out by the two-time Minister of Finance led to the failure and poor performance of ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo regime and that of the current President Jonathan.
“It is trite economic law that with the type of monumental corruption going on in the land for the past decade, in the midst of unprecedented oil and gas revenue; gross infrastructure deficit, capital flight and poor access to fund will be the ultimate outcome,” the group stated. 
According to CNPP, its appalling that the minister and others of her ilk exploit the kindness and gullible trust of Mr. President to fleece and milk our dear country dry.
“If  not for corruption, what is the economic sense for a country to spend over $7 billion annually for importation of refined petroleum products; rather than building new refineries?
“Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has shown in simpilicita that $3 billion can build 400,000 barrels per day capacity refinery under three years.  CNPP goes further to ask, if not for corruption why have the Agege-Ota-Abeokuta, Lokoja-Abuja, Lokoja-Benin, Lagos-Benin, Lagos-Ibadan, Gombe-Maiduguri, Maiduguri-Kano, East-West, Port Harcourt-Enugu, Enugu-Onitsha and others roads not been completed? They were budgeted for year in and year out and government in its wisdom budgeted below prevailing market rate of oil price and yet uncompleted.
“If not for corruption, why didn’t the $16 billion spent on the power sector provide adequate electricity supply? If not for corruption, why is 75 per cent  cost of Zungeru Power on loan?
“The examples of how corruption created gross infrastructure deficit, led to capital flight, devalued the Naira, poor access to fund, high interest rate, crippled social services, ASUU strike and Boko Haram are legion and uncountable.”