Friday, 21 April 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari Anti-Corruption War is Noise - Sule Lamido




Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido
The Former Governor of Jigawa State, Mal. Sule Lamido, has described the anti-craft was of President Muhammadu Buhari as a noise.
The former governor made this statement in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, the Ex-governor wondered how a man who worked with Sani Abacha, the late military dictator, could be talking about fighting corruption.
He said, the Late Abacha appointed Muhammadu Buhari as chairman of the then Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF.
He said, “Buhari worked under Abacha; in fact was the closest to the late military ruler and when it comes to corruption, everybody knows where Abacha’s government stands.”
The former governor added that Buhari is just making noise and there is no iota of truth in his so called corruption war.
In his words he said, “Buhari is just making noise, there is no iota of truth in the so-called commitment to the improvement of security and halting graft in the country.”
According to Vanguard News, Lamido also faulted the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC, for its refusal to disclose the owner of the monies recovered in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
In his words he said, “It’s unthinkable to say EFCC had discovered huge monies in a building in Lagos but could not track the real owner; who leaked the story? Who did the source say is the owner of the find?” Has asked.
“Those in position of the authority should always have the courage to tell and lead the truth because leadership is sacred.”
Lamido’s criticisms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government started before the ruling party formed government at the center.
Two months before the election that ended the 16-year reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he said the country was too big for the APC to govern.
In his words he said, “If you go through the social media, what they paint is that APC has won almost 99 percent in Nigeria.” “
What is APC? An amalgamation of pain, anger and desperation. And this country is too big for them.”
According to Vanguard News, In July 2015, Lamido and his sons spent four days in Kano prison after being arrested by the EFCC. They were arraigned on a 28-count charge of corruption and money laundering.
The commission accused them of siphoning billions of naira belonging to the state government.
When he regained freedom, Lamido said only those detained with him would understand what he and his children went through.
“People hate me because I am outspoken,”
The former governor said. “It is difficult to share my prison with anyone because it’s not like hunger or something tangible. You have to be in there to feel what I and my children went through.

 “I’m not new to detention; it’s all part of struggle for life. If the purpose is to humiliate, well that’s part of the hazard of occupying public office,” Lamido concluded.
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