Buhari's aide reacts to conviction of Nyame, commends EFCC for exposing corrupt politicians

Buhari's aide reacts to conviction of Nyame, commends EFCC for exposing corrupt politicians

- Lauretta Onochie has commended the EFCC over the prosecution of some high profile cases

- The presidential aide said that the conviction of some members of the APC shows that the anti-graft war is not onesided

- Former governor of Taraba state, Jolly Nyame, was on Friday, February 7, sentenced to 12-year imprisonment

A special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has reacted to the conviction of some former governors found guilty of corruption cases by the competent court of the land.

Legit.ng reports that the Economic and Finacial Crime Commission (EFCC) has in recent times convicted some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who were former governors.

Contrary to the belief that the anti-graft agency was witch-hunting members of the opposition party, the conviction of the former governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye, who was a serving APC senator when he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, proved the EFCC to be apolitical.

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The convictions of the former governor of Abia state and Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu to 12-year imprisonment over N7.6bn fraud and the ex-governor of Taraba state, Jolly Nyame, to 12-year imprisonment also indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war is holistic.

Nyame was sentenced over the fraud he committed while serving as the governor of Taraba state.

Reacting to the convictions of the former governors, Onochie, commended the EFCC for its job in ensuring that the country is rid of corruption and corrupt practices among the public officeholders.

She made the remark in a tweet posted on her Twitter page on Friday, February 7, adding that more corrupt politicians would soon meet their waterloo.

"High profile convictions in corruption cases in Nigeria. More to come as the war on corruption rages on. Thank you @officialEFCC," she said.

Reacting to her post, a Twitter user, Chidubem, @chidubemfrank13, asked the presidential aide to tell the public when the governor of Kano state, Abdullah Ganduje, would be invited by the EFCC over the alleged contract fraud leveled against him.

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He also asked Onochie to state when the cases of Andrew Yakubu would be revisited by the anti-graft agency.

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"When is Ganduje gandollar case going to be revisited, what of Andrew Yakubu, Maina etc. What you guys are doing is political abracadabra," he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the conviction of Nyame and handed him 12-year imprisonment.

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