Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has said that his principal, Muhammadu Buhari has completely thrashed corruption to the ground in Nigeria.
Mr Shehu, who spoke as a guest on a TVC programme, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) intensified corruption during its sixteen-year rule between 1999 and 2015.
He, however, noted that when Buhari came into power, the story changed because he thrashed corruption to the ground.
Shehu said, “This government under President Buhari has stopped ground corruption. As I said, people will pull out money from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), put it on the table and just go home.
“Today in Nigeria, you cannot do that in daylight and take money from the treasury and nothing will happen. High people have been locked up and sent away from office. People have been jailed, governors, whatever.”
According to Shehu, President Buhari is still cleansing the country of the many atrocities allegedly committed by the PDP, noting that the government has not forgotten Nigerians.
He said, “The opposition has the right to say we should be thrown out of office. That is how democracy is. That is why the opposition must convince the people. Some members of the country are thinking it is too soon for the horrible and horrific records of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be washed away.”
“It is too early to forget what they did to wreck this country. It is still that PDP which used national treasury as if it belongs to one or two people,” Shehu added.