‘Probe Obasanjo Or Forget Anti-Corruption War’ By Godwin Isenyo
A former Chairman, Senate Committee on Water Resources, Senator Joseph Waku, on Tuesday in Kaduna asked President Muhammadu Buhari to either probe former President Olusegun Obasanjo or forget about his current war against corruption in the country.
He also predicted that without Buhari, the governing party was bound to lose the 2019 general election.
He said Nigerians would not take President Buhari’s fight against corruption seriously if Obasanjo was left untouched by anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The 4th Republic Senator said he had already told the President that Nigerians would only take his ant-corruption seriously if the likes of Obasanjo, whom he claimed introduced corruption to Nigeria, were probed.
Waku, in an interview with journalists on the sideline at the ongoing Annual General Assembly of the Arewa Consultative Forum on Tuesday in Kaduna, said, “Look, I am 70 years old now and have been in this game for more than 50 years.
“Therefore, there is no way I can just look at some totality of what people are saying about corruptionand believe it as it has been reported to me. If I have an investigating mechanism, I know that this accusation is real obviously.
“I have access to authority. I have access to Mr. President. I told Mr. President that this corruption probe of past regimes, if you don’t probe Obasanjo, then you haven’t done anything yet. Corruption in Nigeria was introduced by Obasanjo.”
The APC chieftain insisted that without Buhari, the ruling party would lose the 2019 general election.
He said the party won the last election because most of the politicians on the platform of the APC rode on Buhari’s honesty to win the 2015 election, noting that the party wouldn’t have won that election in the first place.