The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele
Fayose, on Wednesday night, described President Muhammadu, as the most
corrupt President in Nigeria’s history.
He described the Minister of State for
Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu’s allegation of the award of $25
billion contracts without following due process against the Group
Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,
NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, as messy and an embarrassment to the country.
Fayose’s statement through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, reads:
“When miscreants write petitions to the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against perceived
opponents of President Buhari, EFCC will act immediately, but when known
Nigerians, including members of Buhari’s government, raise an
allegation of corruption against close allies of the President, the EFCC
will look the other way.
“As posited by APC Senator, Shehu Sani,
we are in a situation where perfume is being sprayed on corruption when
it affects Buhari’s men, while insecticide is being sprayed on
corruption when it involves perceived political opponents of the
“When an allegation of corruption is
made against Buhari’s men, EFCC acts like pet dog, but when it is
against those whose faces the President does not like, the anti-graft
agency acts like a lion.
“No nation can achieve greatness with such a partial leadership.”
He added: “While Nigerians are still
asking questions as to what has happened to the report of the Committee
that investigated the $43 million discovered in an apartment at Osbourne
Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, allegation of $25 billion was made by the
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, and as usual,
the allegation like others before it is being treated as family affairs.
“Before now, the Acting Chairman of
EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, was indicted of corruption by the Department of
State Service (DSS), and all that was done by President Buhari was to
ask the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,
Abubakar Malami (SAN), to investigate the DSS report. Up till today,
nothing has been heard about it and Magu, despite his rejection by the
Senate, is still acting as the EFCC Chairman.
“Up till today, Nigerians are yet to be
told the owner of the Legico Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria
Island, Lagos inside which the EFCC claimed that it found N448.8 million
“Despite the presence of CCTV cameras,
we have not been told the identities of those who brought the five sacks
in which the EFCC claimed that it found N49 million cash to the Kaduna
“As far as I am concerned, President
Buhari is not fighting any corruption. He is fighting his political
foes, and God is not a God of double-standard. This Buhari’s government
is a government of double-standard