President Muhammadu Buhari has stated reasons why his administration is yet to investigate his close associates like former governor Rotimi Amaechi.
The president spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
According to the president, “The onus lies on he who alleges to also prove.
“The fact is that any PDP member who crosses to APC is not provided automatic shield.
“Whoever is indicted will be prosecuted.
“Mr. President has said it all. No one is out to intimidate the judiciary. The DSS raid was a raid on corruption not Judiciary.
Reacting to issue on rice importation, the president said the Federal Government did not ban the importation of the commodity.
He added that his administration only took steps to curtail the activities of smugglers at the nation’s land borders.
The presidential spokesman lamented the widespread misinformation that the government had banned importation of rice.
“Importation of rice via our sea borders remains legal.
“We have got to the point where we have to diversify or die.
“The Federal Government has disbursed money so as to heavily invest in agriculture and mining.
“Dr. Fayemi has told us that the results of the ongoing investment may not be clearly seen in less than 30 years.
“However, we will lay the foundation for a robust and better Nigeria.
Speaking on his appointment, Mr. Adesina said he, perhaps, would have done all he could to stop his appointment as the President’s media aide if he had a hint about the possibility of his appointment.
He said: “I was not expecting it. Maybe if I knew, I would have done all in my power to make sure it did not happen.
“I have known him since he started contesting and wrote good things about him but I did not know he would appoint me as his adviser.”