Buhari Govt Anti-Corruption Selective – Kano PDP Chieftain
As our correspondent roved for an interview with some political stalwarts, with regard to a one-year achievement – or otherwise – of the incumbent government, most APC political heavyweights in Kano, who were contacted declined comment on the grounds that it was too early to make objective assessment of one year in office of a government that experienced late passage of the federal budget, and a short time notice of the interview.
However, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state, Alhaji Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, who spoke to our correspondent, said that President Buhari is too selective in his anti-corruption crusade.
“My objective assessment is that President Buhari should be fair in his anti-corruption war; he should not be selective. He should be general, not selective, because I understand he is selective.”
Iliyasu said there were a lot of complaints against EFCC by the opposition party members that the Commission is not inviting members of All Progressive Party, who are former Senators and Governors, stressing that Buhari’s EFCC should correct those ills.
He further noted that, “There is a lot of suffering in the country by Nigerians,” adding that, “and I want to tell him again that people are suffering. No light, no water, no foods, no, no, no accountable; let him correct it.”
Iliyasu, however, recounted that even though President Buhari may not be blamed much in the areas of power and water supply because of late passage of the budget, he stressed, however, that between now and next year is enough time for the government to improve on these essential areas.
“In that area that there is no progress, I cannot blame him because it is only last month they signed the budget. So, we are waiting from now till next to see whether there will be improvement. So, we feel there is time, that is why we are drawing the attention of Mr President. No, no, no; it’s too much. People are suffering and crying, both APC and PDP people,” he said.
The chieftain noted that the prices of foods and other commodities have gone up too high, as a result of the high increase on fuel, from N86 to N145, asking President Buhari to reduce the price.
“Automatically, that increase of fuel from N86 to N145 is too much because when you increase the price of fuel, everything will rise up – dollar rises in the parallel market, everything goes high; so the masses, at the end, are the ones suffering it. I know there are economic problems but this fuel increase is a problem too. Let federal government reduce it.”