Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF), has come hard on the anti-corruption war of the present government, saying the war lacks thoroughness and fairness.
The umbrella body of the south west socio-cultural organisations, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari should extend the fight to some close aides if the war is to credible.
The Forum said it wad baffling that persons close to the President such as his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, among others, have remained untouched despite allegations of corruption against them.
The body said using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hunt corruption suspects and making headlines of huge sums of money stolen without diligent investigation, prosecution and jailing of those found guilty, does not show thoroughness.
In an open letter addressed to the President on the state of the nation and read before journalists by its Chairman, Rt. Rev. Bolanle Gbonigi, during a press conference held at the Efunyela Hall, Ikenne, Ogun State, home of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, said the Forum’s suggestion that a “credible fight against corruption” among other measures, would help tackle the socio-economic problems plaguing the nation.
The body faulted the President’s concentration on just recovering of stolen money without jailing the treasury looters.
The retired Bishop said such method of recovering just the loots without punishing the looters only encourages corruption and not deters it.