From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi
Chairman Kebbi State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Barrister Attairu Maccido, has said that the anti-graft crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari administration was aimed to redeem image of Nigeria and was not targeting any group or individuals.
Maccido, who stated this while speaking with journalists in Birnin-Kebbi, on Sunday, said whoever described the current anti graft war as sentiment are mischievous.
His words, “Every Nigerian has being seeing positive results of Mr. President’s corruption war. Does the former NNPC boss belong to any political party? He was not a politician. Does the former Comptroller General of Custom belong to political party? The answer is no. Even the former Chief of Air Staff was removed from anti- corruption committee when it was discovered his hand is not clean of corruption. He was removed and prosecuted.
“Whoever is saying that anti- corruption war is one sided is being mischievous. We have seeing it now that Nigerians have started appreciating Mr. President efforts because we cannot be isolated among the committee of nations. Our main problems despite abundant human and mineral resources is corruption. This monster is dragging us back. We must support President Buhari in his efforts to sanitise the system from corruption. We must be the best country among the ten nations if corruption was successful dealt with under this administration.”
Speaking on President Buhari’s handing over to vice-president when on vacation, Maccido said since the era of President Buhari, he had believed in delegation of power to his deputy especially youths working under him.
According to him ” It is the same economy blue print plan President Buhari left behind that his vice-president is using. You will also realised that the price of crude oil is going up now. So, it is not as if the Acting President was doing magic. That is the results of team work and President Buhari believed in him as his second in command.
“For handing over the government to him while on vacation ,shown that President Buhari is a Democrat. Those who knew Mr President very well during his regime as military head of state and when he was in PTF knew that he always delegate power to his deputy and young ones. We all remember,how he delegated authority to General Tunde Idiagbo.
“Also, at PTF, he did unforgettable jobs because most of the structures he executed across the country still remained intact in many institutions and States. So, all these leadership example are to tell you that once we have good head, the nation would be a better place for all of us.”
He added that President Buhari would continue to improve the economy of the nation stressed that his medical check-up in UK was not abnormal phenomenon.