Contrary to what many Nigerians feel that the anti-corruption campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari administration is targeted at his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and sitting senator, retired Lt-General Jeremiah Useni says that this is not the case.
He stated that the administration will soon go after Jonathan’s predecessor, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, as soon as it is done with the Jonathan years.
Useni who is also a former military governor of the old Bendel State, now representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, in an interview reiterated the view expressed by his colleague, Dino Melaye, that Obasanjo “brought corruption to the National Assembly with the way he was giving out money to senators especially when he wanted to go for third term. He spent a lot of money he can’t account for.”
According to the lawmaker, “What Buhari is doing now, is like what Awolowo said when he was Minister of Finance under General Gowon and the government then put up a probe and wanted to go backward to past government. But Awolowo said no; new logs go on top of old ones, to get to the old ones; you must remove the new ones first.
“That is what Buhari is doing now, trying to clear the new logs so that he can get access to the old ones; when he clears the new ones and gets access to the old ones, the case of Obasanjo will come up.”
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