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Probing Past Misdeeds Not Necessary – Group

Agatha Emeadi

A non-governmental outfit, Due Process Advocates of Nigeria (DPAN), has urged the newly inaugurated Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to shun any urge to probe the misdeeds of the past government, describing it as waste of precious time and nation’s scarce resources.

Reacting to the reported advice from the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and current Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi that the CBN and the NNPC should be probed, the group’s Founder and National President, Tajudeen Atunwase Kudu, in a statement said, “President Buhari is expected to hit the ground running by kick starting his programmes for Nigeria.” According to him, if the President should start probing when he is supposed to be putting things right in the country, he may spend the next two years grubbing in the dark in the name of probe and thereby neglecting his main duty of instilling discipline, curbing corruption and reviving the comatose economy.

“Whereas we are averse to any act of corruption and under hands tactics to fleece the country, we are of the belief that Buhari was voted en masse by Nigerians to clear the rot and mess that has turned the country to a laughing stock globally. And any attempt at foot dragging all in the name of probe will not augur well with Buhari’s image that is held in high esteem across the world,” the group pointed out.

The group also reminded Mr. President the crisis caused by the purported suspension of former CBN governor, MallamSanusi by Jonathan administration saying, “The crisis could have taken the country up to two years to address if not that providence set in to make Sanusi the paramount ruler of his father’s domain.”

Drawing from that unsavory experience, the group urged President Buhari to start implementing his campaign promises which he said would lead to delivering democracy dividends to the door steps of every Nigerian, warning that, “failure to do that would not be acceptable as Nigerians are not prepared for excuses and complaints about why the expected ‘Change’ should be delayed.”

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