Again, Atiku questions Buhari’s integrity

By Editor on 07/09/2018

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 Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity, and wondered why he condoned corruption in his government.

Atiku had last Tuesday said Buhari was “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight.”

But President Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said his principal 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,” Adesina said.

In his response yesterday, Atiku through his spokesman, Paul Ibe, said it was curious that President Buhari is deemed uncompromising while the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, accused of certificate forgery, remains in office

Adeosun has been accused by an online news medium of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

In a statement, Ibe questioned the presidency for doing nothing when the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, secured a court order to stop the Senate from probing the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina who is accused of a multi-billion pension scam.

“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?,” the statement read.

“Again, we ask how uncompromising a president can be when he allows a minister accused of forgery to remain at her job?

“It appears that the president is surrounded by people who have become his echo chamber and are telling him what he wants to hear, otherwise no one in his right mind would call an administration that increased the price of petrol while at the same time paying more subsidy on the product than the previous government which it accused of ‘subsidy scam’, uncompromising against corruption.

“It is only common sense that if the price of petrol increased by 68 per cent from 87 per litre to 145, then the cost of fuel subsidy should also reduce, especially as the price of crude oil also reduced.

“However, by some strange mathematics, the Buhari administration pays a whopping 1.4 trillion on subsidy per annum according to the minister of state for petroleum. This amount is almost twice what the Jonathan administration paid and yet President Buhari accused that administration of scamming the nation.

“Where is the transparency in that? No wonder the minister of state for petroleum resources revealed in a leaked memo that $25 billion worth of contracts was awarded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)under the watch of the supervising minister of petroleum, President Buhari.

“More than a year after the probe panel which probed the fantastically corrupt Ikoyi apartment billions affair, nobody knows who owned the money and how $43 million in cash was housed in a government linked flat. So much for an uncompromising attitude to corruption,” the statement said.

Commenting on the issue of Buhari being allegedly power drunk, Ibe said the president is a witness against himself.

“It goes without saying that a president who publicly boasted that the rule of law can be suppressed against certain individuals is not only power drunk, but dictatorial,” he said.

“By that statement made by President Buhari at the opening ceremony of the 58th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerians now understand why this administration continues to flout court orders. This is what happens when a president thinks he is above the law.

“We advise the presidency to familiarise itself with the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, in order to understand that the Rule of Law and the fundamental human rights of all Nigerian citizens are guaranteed by that document which the president swore to uphold on May 29, 2015.” – Thisday.

Posted 07/09/2018 07:37:26 AM

 

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