The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari, to start his anti-corruption war with members of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr. Fayose said the Buhari government’s anti-corruption drive is mere noise-making, witch-hunt and diversionary.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said the move is meant to divert public attention from the seeming failure of the administration to deliver on its electoral promises.
“If President Muhammdu Buhari knows exactly where the stolen funds are kept and who looted the funds, he does not need all these public announcements,” Mr. Fayose said.
“Rather, he should make public names of the looters and bring back the purported stolen funds, location of which he has identified.
“It is when he is able to bring back the money that he should make announcements of recovered funds.”
Mr, Fayose insisted that instead of making public, the process of loot recovery,
Mr. Buhari should announce the result of the corruption war.
“It is like you are announcing that you know where armed robbers reside and that won’t change their location,” he said mockingly.
He said what the APC spin doctors and their collaborators in the Presidency are doing is resorting to accusing former President Jonathan and his aides of being corrupt, in the face of their failure to fulfill their campaign promises.
He said the APC-led government has no solution to the rising Boko Haram attacks, falling naira value and high cost of petroleum products.
He said, “President Buhari and his men should however know that Nigeria of today is different from that of 1983 and the system under which they are operating now is also different.
“Nigerians are watching and unlike 1983, nothing can prevent them from asking questions, which they are already asking.”
While challenging President Buhari to start the anti-corruption fight from his party, Mr. Fayose said Nigerians know those who sponsored his (Buhari) election and are waiting for the President to reveal their sources of income.
“Some of those who sponsored the president’s election have not done any other jobs apart from holding public offices,” Mr. Fayose continued.
“Yet, they provided private jets and funds with which the President campaigned across the length and breadth of Nigeria. He should let Nigerians know where they got money to buy private jets and the several billions of naira spent on his election.
“Mr President and his men should know that these planned efforts to brand PDP as a party of corrupt people and suppress the giant strides of the Jonathan administration won’t work because Nigerians know that APC is peopled by more corrupt people and the President must treat the issue of corruption without looking at political parties.
“No one sits with corruption to fight corruption because as it is today, President Buhari is sitting among corrupt people and he must first extricate himself from the comity of corruption that he is before his anti-corruption stance can be accorded respect.”