Saraki attacks Buhari, says anti-corruption fight more of propaganda

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his anti-graft fight.

Saraki said the anti-corruption fight of the Buhari-led government was “more of propaganda than reality.”

Featuring on Channels Television, on Wednesday, the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign organisation, insisted that Nigeria had slided downwards on its indices on corruption.

He said: “We go to the issue of corruption. I believe that is more of propaganda than reality. Why do I say that? Even by most of the world organisations, if you look at our indices in corruption, we have gone back. And more importantly what examples are they showing in the government and anybody in the government been prosecuted in the public. None. Zero.

“If truly the president is fighting corruption, I am baffled how a member of his government who they found wanting, up till today, no charge, no prosecution.

“To me, once you can’t do that, you lose the moral high ground to say that you are fighting corruption. You must show that nobody is above the law. You must show that no matter how close anybody is to you, you must take action and that’s not happening.”


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