Rational Nigerians are beginning to see and understand that President Buhari and his anticorruption drive is inherently impaired and lopsided.
The final irony will be however if by the end of 2018 no actual corruption case is concluded and looters sent to jail.
To buttress the lopsidedness of Buhari’s anticorruption drive, a vocal Senator, belonging to the All Progressives Congress has challenged President Buhari to extend his anticorruption drive to past administrations.
The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, made the shocking statement over the weekend.
Sani asked the president to investigate both old and new thieves.
He said the investigations should go beyond Goodluck Jonathan’s regime and should include Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Sani Abacha, Abdulsalmi, Babangida, Buhari (military regimes) and Shehu shagari’s administrations.
Sani said, “The fight against corruption, as it is now, is about recovery and arrest.
“If the government says the money recovered under Jonathan is not enough to service the economy, then, we should move to Yar’Adua and Obasanjo administrations.
“We should move to Abdulsalami, Abacha, Babangida and Buhari himself as a military ruler then; and to Shehu Shagari of the Second Republic.
“We must go after the old thieves irrespective of the political parties they belong to now, as the government is going after the most recent ones.
“For example, there was a Senate committee that probed the Independent Power Project where it was said that over $16bn was looted.
“We have not seen anything done to the revelations made by the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, over the $20bn allegedly missing from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation accounts under Jonathan, etc.”
Sani also said Nigeria had earned over $3tn from crude oil sales over the last 56 years, but that 75% of it was frittered away.