Senator Shehu Sani has dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim in a recent letter to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the report indicting the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, over grass-cutting scandal involving a company belonging to Babachir.
Shehu who spoke after the letter from Mr. President was read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said that Buhari is fighting corruption with double standard.
President Buhari had noted in his letter to the senate that the report indicting the SGF was a minority report because it was signed only by three (3) out of nine (9) members of the Senate Ah-hoc committee led by Shehu Sani.
Buhari also noted that Mr. Babachir and the company, Rholavision, was not given fair hearing on the matter.
However, Senator Shehu disapprove Buhari’s claim, saying that contrary to Mr. President’s claim, seven (7) members and not three (3) signed the report.
He also noted that the SGF was invited to the senate committee to defend himself which the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation acknowledged.
He noted further that an advert was placed on three (3) newspapers for the SGF and all parties involved in the contract to appear before the senate.
Senator Shehu expressed worry over President Buhari’s defence of the SGF, adding that Mr. President’s letter was full of misinformation and falsehood.
“Corruption in the Judiciary and others is treated with insecticide while corruption in the government is treated with deodorant.” He added