Alhaji Gambo Gujungu, National president of the Arewa Youths Forum has stated that president Muhammadu Buhari has lost interest in fighting corruption.
Gujungu pointed out that the president who launched the war against corruption has lost steam. He cited the cases of the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke and the Secretary-general to the federation, Babachir Lawal.
In his words;
“Many people voted for this government because of the personality of the President and I believe many of them were not disappointed with the way the government started by hitting the ground running in terms of its anti-corruption crusade.
However, the vigour with which the President started the war on corruption seems to be losing steam.Maybe corruption is fighting back. But President Buhari needs to keep up the steam because the fight is losing steam.
Take for example the case of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and Director General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency, Amb Ayo Oke, who were suspended since April this year and investigated by the Acting President and the Attorney General of the Federation and the National Security Adviser.
The report of the probe has since been submitted to Buhari but he has continued to keep mute over it when Nigerians are dying to see action taken against the officials.Unfortunately, as in other high profile corruption cases, he has chosen to keep silence over the matter, which is generating tension in the land.
“It is unfair and unhelpful to the anti-corruption fight. The attitude of Mr President gives the impression that he has given up on the fight against corruption and this is quite unfortunate, to say the least.”