As the war between the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) rages, an Onitsha based activist and Executive Secretary, Campaign for Egalitarian Rights and Social Justice (CAERSJU), Chief Jude Oniah has urged President Mohammadu Buhari and the anti-corruption agencies to extend their dragnet to the former governor of Lagos state and APC Chieftain, Sen. Bola Tinubu and others who are suspected to have illegally enriched themselves through corrupt practices.
Chief Oniah mate the call while interacting with our correspondent in Onitsha yesterday. He stated that what was happening to Senator Saraki was not a witch-hunt, but a signal that the present government has zero tolerance for corruption which was one of the major cardinal points of APC which he noted contributed to the election victory of the party.
Chief Oniah, a onetime candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) for Anambra State House of Assembly, however, admitted that the senate president’s travails may not be unconnected with his stubborn disposition to party supremacy and added that all suspected corrupt public officers should subject themselves for probe so as to restore the people’s confidence in governance.
He observed that president Buhari was gradually fighting corruption using his party chieftains as scapegoats and wondered why the probe should not be extended to other powerful Nigerians who betrayed the people’s confidence while holding public offices.
On the delay in constituting his cabinet ministers which has become an issue in the public domain, the activist charged Nigerians to take the president by his words of appointing ministers before the end of September, adding that President Buhari has been given enough time to set-up the cabinet ministers and would have no further excuses to give Nigerians for running a one man government which is against the spirit of the nation’s constitution.
– Ahamefule Chime, Onitsha