Buhari not sincere with anti-corruption war – Lamido

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said that the anti-corruption campaign by President Muhammadu Buhari should not be taken seriously, describing it as a window dressing.

In an interview broadcast on BBC Hausa service, Lamido said that it is ironic that Buhari, who saw nothing wrong in working with a corrupt government under the late Gen. Sani Abacha, would now pretend to be fighting corruption.

“He (Buhari) worked under Abacha; in fact he was the closest to the late military ruler and when it comes to corruption, everybody knows where Abacha’s government stands,” Lamido said.

“Buhari is just making noise; there’s no iota of truth in the so-called commitment to the improvement of security and halting graft in the country.”

Lamido also thinks it is quite suspicious that the EFCC would claim that the owners of the apartment where some huge sums of money were recently found could not be identified.

“It’s unthinkable to say that the EFCC had discovered huge monies in a building in Lagos but could not track the real owner; who leaked the story? Who did the source say is the owner of the find?” he asked.

“Those in position of authority should always have the courage to tell the led the truth because leadership is sacred.”

Lamido also criticised the APC for what he described as its inability to successfully govern Nigeria, adding that the party lacks the capacity to do so.

“If you go through the social media, what they ‎paint is that APC has won almost 99 percent in Nigeria,” he had said.

“What is APC? An amalgamation of pain, anger and desperation. And this country is too big for them.”