Abdulsalami Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari
The General Abubakar Abdulsalami-led Peace Committee continues to draw criticisms from Nigerians over its advice to President Muhammadu Buhari that he should follow the due process in prosecuting the war against corruption.
In the latest attack, a coalition of human rights groups, known as Coalition of Concerned Nigerian Citizens asked President Buhari to wind up the group, having in its view, outlived its usefulness.
“It was set up on an ad-hoc basis and has fulfilled its terms of existence. The elections have been won and lost, there has been a transition to a new government which is in place,” said the group in a statement signed by its leader, Aisha Shehu, and which was submitted to President Buhari in Aso Rock today.
Aisha had led protesters to Aso Rock, the presidential palace in Abuja today, demanding that President Buhari ignore pressure to abandon the war against corruption and instead step it up.
“Corruption and impunity are killing us as a nation. These have manifested in a culture of stealing of our commonwealth, lack of accountability, abuse of office, indiscipline, and other forms of corruption.
“By this march, we as concerned, patriotic citizens of Nigeria have come out in unison to say NO TO CORRUPTION. NO TO IMPUNITY.
“We are encouraged and are indeed proud that by Mr President’s anti-corruption stance alone things are beginning to take shape. Our national honour, pride, dignity, and hope are being restored. This, within less than 3 months of stewardship.
“Unfortunately however, we notice signs of pressure emerging from the enemies of our nation and her people to dissuade Mr President.
“First, they claimed being “witch-hunted”. Now they suggest that Mr President should turn a blind eye to the monumental heist of our economy. To forgive and forget the mega looters of out treasury. Those who have caused …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper