Buhari’s anti-corruption agenda is crumbling

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Bukola Saraki, Senate President. Discharged and acquitted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false asset declaration. An evidence that Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade has failed.

By Kolawole Olaniyan

It’s often said that one person with a belief and courage is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. Nigeria would seem to have produced such person when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office on Friday, 29 May 2015, at least judging by his perceived anti-corruption credentials during his stint as a military head of state in the mid-80s.

But the famous dictum that Buhari is ‘Mr Integrity’ personified that could take on the corrupt system in the country may after all not be wholly true, if the corruption crisis, and apparent lack of capacity or will by his government to end the prevailing impunity of perpetrators are anything to go by.

On assumption…

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