Buhari not fighting corruption, says Ango Abdullahi

Buhari not fighting corruption, says Ango Abdullahi

- Professor Ango Abdullahi says President Muhammadu Buhari is not fighting corruption in Nigeria

- The chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum said many corrupt politicians are going about freely

- This, the elder stateman alleged, is because the ruling All Progressives Congress has forgiven their sins

Chairman, Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi on Tuesday, December 17, said President Muhammadu Buhari is not fighting corruption in Nigeria, The Nation reports.

The elder statesman opined that if truly the president is fighting corruption, “prisons ought to be full by now.”

“We have now seen corruption on a massive scale, and nobody is doing anything about it,” he added.

Buhari not fighting corruption, says Ango Abdullahi

Professor Ango Abdullahi thinks the president is not doing enough in fighting graft. Photo credit: Aso Rock
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The NEF chairman made the statement while fielding questions from journalists in Kaduna shortly after the opening ceremony of a public lecture.

According to him, many corrupt politicians are going about freely because the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has forgiven their sins.

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His words: “The president said he is fighting corruption, but I don’t believe him because, if he is fighting corruption, our courts and prisons should be full by now. This is because corruption is everywhere.

“You don’t just pick one case and make it a universal example of fighting corruption. We have just seen the conviction of Orji Uzor Kalu and it is becoming something that the world should know when there are so many people with seventy-something billion with them. Those people should be in the same prison as Uzor Kalu.

“And in any case, if you want to say that, Uzor Kalu had committed an offence, but here is a national chairman of a party, the president’s party who pronounces that, don’t worry how much you have stolen somewhere else; as long as you come and say you are a member of APC, you are forgiven.

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“A good example of that is former Governor Danjuma Goje. It was the Attorney General of the Federation himself that went to court to say, they were withdrawing the case from the court. And his offences are not different from Orji Uzor Kalu’s and many others that were reported.”

Meanwhile, former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has warned that endless borrowing by the Nigerian government will lead to endless sorrowing if not addressed.

He said the situation is frightening, “not just because of the amount, but because after such unprecedented borrowing,” adding that “we have emerged as the world headquarters for extreme poverty and the global capital for out of school children.”

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