Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Tuesday, lampooned a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, saying he failed to serve the country properly when he was head of the anti-graft commission.
Musa, who made this view known in an interview, said though Ribadu may have had the intention to serve the country, he was overwhelmed by the system.
The statesman said this while reacting to the explanation Ribadu gave for his recent defection from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party, where he (Ribadu) said his motive was “service to the nation”.
Musa said, “Ribadu had the greatest opportunity to serve the country and he couldn’t serve the country. He was made the chairman of the EFCC with great power to deter even the President, but who did he deter? He may wish to serve the country better than he did as chairman of the EFCC but he cannot. What did he do about the corruption in this country? He couldn’t do much because he didn’t have the capacity and the commitment to do so.
“If he had the capacity and commitment to do it, by now we wouldn’t have all these thieves around. He should have dealt with them because he had the power. He could not do it because the system subdued him. What makes him think the system has changed and that he would be able to do anything now, even if he is given power that is greater than what he had as EFCC boss. There is no evidence that he can cope”.
On the former EFCC chairman’s aspiration to become the governor of Adamawa State, Musa said he had fears that Ribadu may not succeed as governor of the state.
“What can he do, when he couldn’t do much with Federal Government power? How can he, for instance, match the local mafia of Adamawa State, who are prominent even at the national level?” he said.
The politician added that the gale of defections by politicians would continue before 2015, because Nigerian politics was not based on ideology, but greed and quest for power.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
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