Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has said that the current war being waged against corruption in Nigeria by incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari was tantamount to selective justice.
Fayose stated this in a statement issued on Friday in Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka.
According to the governor, the president’s decision to restrict his probe to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration alone was an indication that the war against corruption would be tilted towards political witch-hunting.
“From all indications, it is obvious that the probe they are talking about is targeted at some people and if activities of anti-graft agencies during the tenure of President Buhari are going to be selective, the president should know that the world is watching.
“If there must be any probe, Nigerians want a general probe, not a probe targeted only at PDP supporters, those who served in Jonathan’s government and those seen as not agreeing with the APC positions on the National Assembly,” Fayose said.
The Governor said the modus operandi of the government and anti-corruption agencies was tantamount to playing to the gallery.
He noted that the President and the anti-graft agencies should engage in discreet and meticulous investigation of alleged corruption cases against suspected individuals, rather than “blowing the trumpet in the media.’’
“Nigerians should not be probed on the pages of newspapers, rather, the anti-graft agencies should do their jobs quietly, diligently and in accordance with the laws of the country, not as dictated by any individual or political party,” he said.
The governor, therefore, urged the president to concentrate on more serious issues of governance, such as the Boko Haram insurgency, the dwindling value of the Naira against the rising exchange rates of the Dollar, Pound Sterling; Euro and other foreign currencies.
He observed that the four years tenure of an administration was a very short period and Nigerians will rate the government based on how well the government bettered their lives, not how many perceived enemies were hunted with anti-graft agencies.