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It is my government’s duty to send looters to prison – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos during his 2019 presidential campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday during the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Lagos State said that he will ensure that those who looted the nation’s treasury end up in jail.

He noted that it is his government’s duty to send all those who stole from the country’s treasury to prison.

“I assure you that the promises we made in 2015, based on which you elected us, we’ve made tremendous progress and I have mentioned through others what the administration is doing on security, economy and fighting corruption.

“I assure you, whoever is entrusted (with public property), his primary responsibility is to account for it.

“If the proper thing is not done, we will eventually get hold of them; take away what they have stolen and get them imprisoned.

“This is our duty; this is our responsibility and I assure you we will continue to do it.”

President Buhari’s style of fighting corruption has been perceived by many as nepotistic.

It appears with no doubt that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-graft agencies were being used as tools to fight opposition politicians and not corruption as the president says.

There are many instances of the EFCC not effectively fighting members of the president’s party, APC, who are accused of corrupt activities.

To mention just a few;

The case of the sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal.

That of the current Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who was caught live on camera collecting bribe in dollars.

Many former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were previous accused of corruption appeared to have miraculously become saints after they decamped to the ruling party.

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