The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has expressed concern over what it described as the apparent down-playing of the country's corruption index by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The party said amidst the glaring evidence of worsening corruption in Nigeria, President Jonathan has continued to talk and act as if the country is in fact corruption-free.
In a statement issued in Ilorin on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party expressed serious concern at the negative impact that runaway corruption is having on the country's economy as well as the image of the country.
ACN wondered what was responsible for the wide gulf between the President's perception and the reality on the ground.
"President Jonathan must wake from his slumber and face the reality that corruption is fast eating deep into the soul of Nigeria, having already decimated the body. He must stop playing the ostrich and lead the way in the fight against corruption before it consumes the country," ACN said.