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Ango Abdullahi Attacks President Buhari On His Fight Against Corruption



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President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused by the Chairman, Northern Elders Forum, Ango Abdullahi, of not fighting corruption sincerely.

Professor Abdullahi while stating his stand noted that the Nigerian correctional centers should be full if the president was fighting corruption truly.

Abdullahi stated this while answering some questions in Kaduna State on Tuesday from newsmen shortly after the opening of a public lecture entitled, ‘Education as an Instrument for National Integration: The Northern Nigerian Crisis.’

He further stated, “we have now seen corruption on a massive scale, and nobody is doing anything about it.”

“if President Buhari was committed to fighting corruption, the nation’s courts and prisons would have been congested with corrupt politicians.”

The elder statesman added that many corrupt politicians are going about their daily activities because the All Progressives Congress has forgiven their sins.

“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 with 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. 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.

“The media is equally guilty in this direction. You journalists are part of the crises that we have because you are not addressing these issues as hard, objectively and fairly.”

Abdullahi who stated his position on restructuring said, “If we are going to restructure Nigeria, we must abandon Presidential system of government. If you want Nigeria to function as it used to function in 1960 at the point of independence, we should go and reconsider retention of Presidential system of government, because it is inefficient, it is corrupt and there is no accountability.”

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