'BULLION VAN IN BOURDILLION' – MAGU'S OVERSIGHT, AN ACT OF SHEER COMPROMISE.
Nigeria, the 7th most populous nation on earth and the most populous black nation in the globe is blessed with numerous human and natural resources with one of the greatest gas reserve in the world. Yet, the termite of corruption has continued to bedevil this great nation from prospering in the right perspective and pace. It is on this regard that then Presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress APC General Muhammadu Buhari fostered campaign of calumny on then President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan under whom Nigeria became the best economy in Africa and among the third fastest growing economy in the world. He rode to power on the deceitful mantra of fight against corruption, but today, it is worthy of note that corruption stinks to heavens under the nose of the President and his administration.
On the eve of Nigeria's 2019 presidential election, two cash-laden bullion vans were seen in the compound of APC chieftain Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (former Governor of Lagos State). As a result of this violation of cash policy in Nigeria, human right activist and Convener, Concerned Nigerians, Adeyanju Deji submitted a petition to the anti graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC against Tinubu and requested thorough investigation. It was a show of shame as the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu bluntly refused to answer questions as regards the submitted petition during a press conference in Abuja. In fact, in his words when asked for an update on the submitted petition, he replied "You want me to talk about a petition here? Next question please." This is a flagrant display of disrespect for the press, freedom of speech, democracy and rule of law in Nigeria.
The EFCC under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu has rendered themselves political watchdog and witch hunt agent against the opposition. While series of corruption exists in great magnitude under Buhari's administration, the EFCC has failed woefully in bringing members of the ruling party who are culprits to order which could have served as deterrent to would be offenders. It is quite unfortunate that the Grass cutting scandal of about N250 Million involving Buhari's close ally and his former Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal has been swept under the carpet. The likes of Abdullahi Adamu, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Godswill Obot Akpabio Orji Uzor Kalu, Hon. Min. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, Ali Modu Sheriff, and many others who are in Buhari's administration, are walking free on the streets of Nigeria while having high magnitude of corruption cases hanging over their shoulders.
In this light, President Muhammadu Buhari is called upon to stop the callous act of deceiving Nigerians in the guise of fighting corruption and urgently bring the Ag. EFCC chairman to book for overlooking the submitted petition against Tinubu. It is evident that EFCC has failed and should be restructured if it is intended to deliver service to Nigerians and not the political elites.
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