A presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has listed what he considers corruption cases in the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Abubakar, who defected from the governing All Progressives Congress to the People’s Democratic Party stated this in response to a statement by the presidency.
The presidency in a statement on Wednesday reacted to an interview Abubakar granted a news media on the “uncompromising” stance of Buhari.
Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesperson wrote “President Buhari is uncompromising in the quest to restore probity and accountability to public office. He is uncompromising in cleaning the rot Nigeria was consigned into pre-2015, thus the war against corruption is being fought without fear or favour,”.
Abubakar, in a statement by his media office, however, disagrees with the statement.
He asked that if the above is true, then why did the presidency do nothing as the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, went to court to secure a kangaroo court order to stop the Senate of the National Assembly from investigating who recalled, reinstated and double promoted Abdulrasheed Maina?
“If President Buhari is “uncompromising in cleaning the rot Nigeria was consigned into pre-2015” then how come the latest Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International reveals that Nigeria is more corrupt today than she was in 2015, having moved 12 steps backwards in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, moving from 136 in 2014 under the PDP to 148 today? “Again, he ask how uncompromising a President can be when he allows a minister accused of forgery to remain at her job?”
Abubakar then alleged that Buhari is surrounded by officials who do not tell him the truth. Abubakar also insisted on his stance that Buhari is “power-drunk.”
The presidency had in its Wednesday statement took exception to such characterisation of the president.