Buhari, Corruption and Party Loyalty


By Remi Oyeyemi
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
“Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country” Karl Kraus
“The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and will never be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe………, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.” Frank Serpiro
The war on corruption is the greatest source of excitement to Nigerians at this moment. Nigerians have come to the conclusion that this war has to be waged if this country must survive and take its place in the dignified comity of nations. Nigerians believe that this war on corruption is very necessary if there is any hope for Nigeria to live up to its promise to its citizens. In fact, some believe that if the war on corruption could be successfully waged in a fair, balanced and equitable manner, it might reduce the strong ethnic loyalties preeminent among most Nigerians, and buoy a sense of genuine patriotism to Nigeria.
Though, I do not subscribe to this school of thought – that it might reduce the strong ethnic loyalties among most Nigerians – I am willing to entertain it, at the level of fantasy. But I am unwilling to think of it as a probability. Regardless, I am of the view that whatever that would help make Nigerians sincerely committed to building the country is worth the effort and support of all and sundry. For someone like me, who believes that Nigeria has the higher probability of being Balkanized, this war on corruption would determine whether Nigeria could and would be saved.
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Source:: PM Newspaper