The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL, an anti-corruption group has hailed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in 2019.
CACOL’s Chairman, Debo Adeniran, told newsmen in Lagos on Monday that the development was ‘good news for anti-graft war.’
The President had declared his intention to seek another term on Monday while speaking at a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
Reacting, Adeniran said the declaration was a good development, as it would afford the President more time to consolidate on his achievements in the anti-corruption fight.
His words, “The President’s declaration is good news, especially for the fight against corruption.
“The way Buhari has fought corruption in the country is unprecedented, in fact, no president has done better.
“Therefore another term will enable the President to have more time to consolidate on some of the achievements he has recorded in the fight.
“You know when you fight corruption, corruption fights back.”
“The current fight would have achieved much more, if not for sabotage by some corrupt elements.
“We sincerely believe that the president will use another term to perfect the fight and declare total victory against corrupt elements,’’ he said.
Adeniran said the President had also done well in the area of security, especially the fight against insurgents.
“We believe that by the time the president finishes his work on corruption and security, whoever will come after him will not have so much to do in these areas,’’ he said