Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Buhari Campaign Organisation’s Director of Strategic Communications, has blamed the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, for the reason the United States dropped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.
Keyamo in made this assertion in a tweet while reacting to America’s slide on TI’s corruption perception index.
The spokesman said, “Anything that gravitates towards Atiku is always tainted with corruption. Now, the US gives him a ‘special waiver’ as a candidate to come in for a few days and see the result.”
Keyamo has initially stated that the criminal indictment of the former Vice President of Nigeria by the United States government was the reason he had abstained from visiting the North American Country.
The Lawyer had accused the former VP of paying lobbyist to ensure that Atiku got into the United States without being apprehended by the US authority, when he traveled to the US two weeks ago.
According to TI, the US last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America’s system of checks and balances faced growing threats with Donald Trump as president.
“The low score comes at a time when the US is experiencing threats to its system of checks and balances as well as an erosion of ethical norms at the highest levels of power,” TI said in its annual report.