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Most Nigerian Leaders Are Thieves, Says Balarabe Musa

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PRESIDENT CIVIL RIGHT CONGRESS, COMRADE SHEHU SANI (LEFT) CONGRATULATING FORMER GOVERNOR OF OLD KADUNA STATE, ALHAJI BALARABE MUSA, DURING HIS 77TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN KADUNA YESTERDAY (CREDIT: DAILY TRUST)

PRESIDENT CIVIL RIGHT CONGRESS, COMRADE SHEHU SANI (LEFT) CONGRATULATING FORMER GOVERNOR OF OLD KADUNA STATE, ALHAJI BALARABE MUSA, DURING HIS 77TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN KADUNA YESTERDAY (CREDIT: DAILY TRUST)

Second Republic governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of undermining the nation’s anti-corruption crusade with his seeming protection of the embattled Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, who is under the spotlight for her alleged involvement in the purchase of two bulletproof cars at the cost of N255 million.

Speaking at a brief ceremony to mark his 77th birthday at his Kaduna residence yesterday, Musa said that the President’s trip to Israel in company of Ms. Oduah and the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), who is a member of the three-man administrative panel set-up to investigate the allegation, was a clear indication that Mr. Jonathan was not interested in unraveling the mystery behind the purchase of the vehicles.

Looking disappointed, the former governor said that despite the allegations against the minister, the President still included her on his delegation to Israel in company of the NSA.

He said “we believe that this was done to pave way for negotiations to take place so that she can be left off the hook. Why should the President travel with her and the NSA? Could he not have gone with another person? Tafawa Balewa and other past leaders would not have done that.

“Why should the President of a country fighting corruption behave in such a way to suggest a cover-up in this case involving Stella Oduah? Whoever appears to cover up a corrupt person is himself corruptible. This is suggestive of the fact that the government has practically insinuated that the fight against corruption is a hoarse”.

Musa, who was leader of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), a coalition of opposition parties, however, said that for the nation to get out of the woods, leaders must learn to make public interest their cardinal objective rather than personal interest which has become the order of public service in the country today.

According to him, in today’s Nigeria, “we are led by thieves, except for a few who are still honest”.

He noted that anybody who is a councillor or legislator, governor or President ends up serving self and becoming the richest person in the constituency that elected him.

“The situation today is such that we have leaders who are really thieves and if you doubt it, let me remind you that anybody who is able to become a councillor in Nigeria or a member of a state House of Assembly or Senate, governor or president ends up serving himself to the extent that he becomes the richest in his constituency”.
“A councillor in most parts of Nigeria is the richest person in his ward. The president in Nigeria, whoever he is, will be the richest in the country by the time he leaves office even if he is the son of a grass cutter hunter. This means that truly the leaders in Nigeria are thieves,” he said.

-The Nation

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  1. Veronica Aikos

    November 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Balarabe Musa should please advise people from the North. They’re the ones causing all there problems just because they want to secure Aso Rock. I wonder why you people believe Jonathan is not working. My views is this, the northerner has media papers to say whatever while the people from the west have TV stations to say rubbish about jonathan. Jonathan is the best President so far, who ever want to believe, let him otherwise, say whatever you want to say. Do you people know why he went with Stella? Afterall, she pleaded not guilty to the charges. If it’s true she’s lying, God sees her and will judge accordingly. Lets forget our special or selfish interest and move Nigeria forward.

  2. temitayo

    November 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Dear Veronica! Let’s call a spade what it is. Mr Goodluck is himself corrupt or at least, He acts the part. Even I don’t need to be told that Stella accompanying Mr Goodluck to Israel is a foolish move. He should stand for what’s right and stop contradicting himself. The lady is under investigation, she shouldn’t be allowed to leave the country at all. And don’t forget, that a person pleads not guilty doesn’t mean he/she is. Most nigeria politicians are indeed guilty of embezzlement. Its like saying I want to arrest all the thieves in my area but my own companion is rumoured to be a thief. Wisdom would advice that I create space between me n d friend till the rumours are clarified. The US govt said Mr President isn’t sincere about his desire to fight corruption the moment he granted alamayseia presidential pardon, another silly move, he runs the presidency on personal belief and sympathy. He owes us a service and not himself.

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“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

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