The Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, in Delta State, Thursday, took a close look at the anti-corruption drive of President Muhammadu Buhari and concluded that it was a war against political enemies and not corruption.
National President of the group, Comrade Austin Ozobo, in a statement in Warri, said, “Buhari has not shown Nigerians any readiness to fight corruption. A good leader must begin sanctification from his house. He must first remove the veil in his own eyes before thinking of removing the veil in another man’s eyes”.
He added: “It is obvious his fight is targeted at common political enemies in the country, it is to witch-hunt and weaken the opposition, if not, why has no move been made to arrest corrupt APC ex-governors, instead Buhari is providing cover for corrupt APC ex governors and other leaders.
“His corruption crusade is one sided and selective in nature. You cannot hide your sins and begin to condemn others. Such persons are hypocrites and pretenders and their punishment will be twice over in heaven. The arrest and claims against former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is a clear evidence to show that Buhari is only fighting political antagonists”.
The group argued that if the president is serious about his anti-corruption war, he should start his probe with former APC governors such as Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Babatunde Raji Fashola (Lagos), Rabiu Kwakwanso (Kano), APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other notable chieftains of the governing party in the country.
“Why should corrupt APC leaders be freely walking about the corridors of power without being questioned and the president is pretending and paying deaf ears to the public outcry to bring them to justice”, IPDI queried.