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Buhari was closest to Abacha, there’s no truth in his graft war –Ex-gov Lamido

Buhari was closest to Abacha, there’s no truth in his graft war –Ex-gov Lamido

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party as an amalgamation of pain, anger and desperation.

He also said that the anti-corruption fight of President Buhari, who he described as a closest pal to the late military dictator, Sani Abacha, is a ruse.

Lamido who stated this when he spoke with the Hausa Service of the BBC, also questioned how Buhari could be talking about fighting corruption having worked very closely with Abacha.

He said, “He 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. 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.

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“It’s unthinkable to say that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (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?”

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

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  • Roland Uchendu Pele

    “He 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 has a good argument.
    That he added that “Buhari is just making noise” is so epic!

  • JOHNSON PETER

    Lamido is fallacious , though Buhari worked under Abacha but he exempted himself from corrupt practices. Buhari is even a quintessential to others to prove that you can work with a corrupt government and yet you stand tall.

    • yanju omotodun

      Forget that level. Who told you Buhari never stole a penny as the PTF chairman then. Buhari is not a saint but at least far better than others.

      • seyi jelili

        But mind you, they have not been able to allege him on any act of embezzlement of public fund. So I think he is a saint.

  • Anita Kingsley

    This guy is just an idiot! It is funny Lamido thinks he can condemn fight against corruption after he and his family have been ridiculed by the law. Nonsense!

  • Animashaun Ayodeji

    Why is it that people with no good morals are the ones always condemning Buhari’s fight against corruption? What is giving them the liver to even speak in public? Days ago, it was Fayose, now Lamido.

    • Agbor Chris

      The reason is not far-fetched, it is because they are the ones directly affected by the fight, they will definitely condemn it. EFCC will still come after Lamido once again.

  • seyi jelili

    Remove the log in your eye before you can start thinking of removing the log in another person’s eyes Mr lamido.