Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Senator Faults President Buhari's Anti-Corruption War Says Is "One Sided"

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district on Tuesday, December 1, has faulted the anti-graft war of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He challenged the Code of Conduct Bureau to investigate asset declaration of other governors that served same time as the Senate president, Bukola Saraki.

Saraki has been on trial by CCT over allegation of false asset declaration.

Sani made this called when he spoke at the 8th forum of the laureates of Nigerian National Order of Merit in Abuja.  He stated that current anti-corruption campaign is being driven by political considerations, Premium Times reports.

The senator noted that after insurgency, the next prominent national issue more is corruption. He stressed that politically motivated trial could affect the effectiveness of the anti-corruption fight.

Seantor Sani said: “Corruption has consequences as seen in the arrest of those in charge of security in the last administration.

“Insurgency is for some industry, business enterprise and means of making money.

“Even Governors would say they allocate hundreds of millions to security but when you go there you won’t find anything.

“They say because of allocation to security they can build schools. So it is for all of us to see why we have not won the war against insurgency and why people are killed because of corruption,” he said.

“Politics mixed with corruption will take us nowhere,” Mr. Sani said.

“It is only in Nigeria that one says because somebody has contributed to the success of the ruling party, corruption charges should be withdrawn against him. But if he falls out of favour tomorrow, then, EFCC will bring up the remaining charges.”

He wondered why  Saraki will be arraigned while other governors that served same period are left out thus making the corruption war to look like it is political motivated.

Meanwhile,the probe into the multi billion naira arms deal under the immediate past administration of president Goodluck Jonathan had been extended into the Special Forces training in Belarus by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.