Looters Of Nigeria Treasury Will Never Have Field Day Under My Watch- Buhari
Looters Of Nigeria Treasury Will Never Have Field Day Under My Watch- Buhari.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his resolve to ensure that nobody was allowed to loot the country’s treasury. The president stated this in Bauchi at a campaign rally organized to support Alhaji Lawal Gumau, candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Bauchi South Senatorial by-election, slated for August 11.
The president said his administration had not relented in addressing the security challenges in the country, as well as placing the nation on a sound economic footing. He therefore solicited the support of the people of the state in voting the APC candidate in the forthcoming senatorial by-election in the state.
According to the president, “What I will never exhibit is to allow selfish politicians loot public treasury and allow the masses be cheated. All what we are doing is in the interest of the people and our dear country.
“I prayed to God to expose sycophants that are still within our party, who are bent on trying to loot our resources,” he said.
The national Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had earlier described former members of the party that recently defected from the party, as looters. “ This is a clear indication that some of them (defectors) have been sharing the country’s resources for 16 years but failed to do that in the last three years.”
” Most of them are afraid of the anti-corruption crusade being waged by this administration, and are sure that most of them will find themselves behind bars. There is no going back on sending those found wanting to jail, no matter how highly placed they are.
“We are happy over such defection because we are fed up with the nefarious activities being perpetrated by them,” the chairman said.
In his speech, Gov. Muhammed Abubakar told the gathering not to be deceived by the antics of some former leaders. Abubakar blamed members of the National Assembly for the country’s under-development, adding that he was happy that “most of them are leaving our party.”
He called on the electorate, especially those within Bauchi South Senatorial District, to vote for the candidate of the party during the forthcoming by-election.
Meanwhile, at another event. Prof. Wole Soyinka, has advised Nigerians not to be carried away by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s movement to save the country from corrupt politicians.
He also noted that though President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not fared better, Obasanjo was only after his own gains to rescue the country.
Soyinka stated this yesterday at the formal unveiling of his latest Interventions Series, Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Gani’s Unfinished Business held at the Freedom Park (Kongi Art Gallery), Broad Street, Lagos Island.
He said the former president is unfit to lead a mission to rescue Nigeria and restore the nation to sanity in view of the various atrocities he committed during his reign as the number one citizen of the nation. Soyinka said he did not have issues with his criticism or even condemnation of the present administration, as he has every legitimate right to do so, but was against his attempt “to exonerate himself from the disaster” for which he is much culpable.
The Nobel laureate, who equally dared Obasanjo to confront him one-on-one on any podium to present facts of his stewardship in the area of power generation in the country, said: “I was very involved in Bola Ige’s stint as the Minister of Power. And after Ige died, Obasanjo claimed that the deceased never knew his left from his right. I found that statement unforgivable.
“He owes him for maligning him and sabotaging his genuine and structured efforts to transform the power sector of the country. I was here when Ige moved his office to Lagos to solve the power problem of Nigeria. “He deliberately sabotaged the efforts of the late minister. Before Ige took office, he summoned a group of experts and mapped out strategy to transform the power sector. But he was sabotaged from the inside because he begged me to persuade Obasanjo to remove Sulaimon Bello from office. This was the man he believed was used to sabotage his efforts. And the consequence we are still suffering today.”