By Amechi Idumuebor AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has warned doubters of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war to beware.
Mr. Mohammed’s warning, which was delivered via a press conference, came in the wake of virulent attacks on Buhari’s anti-graft war by opposition elements who have expressed their doubts over the sincerity of the war.
Recently, the National Chairman of the former ruling and incumbent opposition party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, slammed the Buhari-led anti-corruption efforts as a gag, following the forensic investigation of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and probe of the deposed Tsar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
According to Mohammed, the doubters of the administration’s commitment to the anti-corruption war were free to test its resolve, but warned of terrible repercussions for anybody found wanting.
Mohammed stated further that President Buhari’s administration was not ready to sweep corruption allegations under the carpet as it did not recognize sacred cows, unlike the PDP, citing the members of the APC and government currently facing corruption allegations as evidence of the objectivity of the anti-graft effort, adding that if the arrowhead of a country’s anti-graft effort can be subjected to a probe, then the war could not be termed a fake war.
In Mohammed’s words: “President Muhammadu Buhari, the African Union’s anti-corruption champion, who also has an impeccable reputation globally, remains the driver of the fight and no one, not least the PDP under whose watch Nigeria was looted dry, can taint his image or reverse the gains of the fight”.
however, the minister added that the federal government recognized the need to reform and strengthen administrative institutions, as that was the only deterrent to acts of graft.