Sunday, January 17

Don't destroy Army, Judiciary and INEC because you’re fighting corruption - Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose says President Muhammadu Buhari is effectively destroying the Armed Forces, judiciary and the Independent National Electoral Commission, while he wages the war against corruption. Fayose stated that it was an error for the president to order 18 serving and retired military chiefs to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor also questioned the veracity of the $2.1 billion arms funds alleged to be missing by the federal government.

“The $2.1 billion arms deal is a scam because all that they are just doing is to brandish figures to deceive Nigerians and demonized the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those opposed to his dictatorship in the All Progressive Congress (APC). Till today, the amount they have charged people for stealing is not up to N10 billion and $2.1 billion they claimed was stolen is about N600 billion.”
“The president must let Nigerians see where the arms deal is in the 2015 Budget and publish details of the imaginary $2.1 billion scam. Also, the President must tell Nigerians how his friend, Jafaru Isa was able to return N100 million to the EFCC within three days because there are insinuations that the N100 million refunded came from the Presidency.”
“The president should not act in a way that he will be perceived as ridiculing the armed forces.”
“Even though I am not a military officer, but I know that there is what us called orderly room trial or court martial, which military men who erred in the performance of their duties are made to go through. It is until they are found guilty and probably dismissed that they are made to face court trial.
“In this case, how does it feel for a serving Military General to be interrogated by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)? I think we should not destroy our democratic institutions, especially the judiciary and the armed forces because we are fighting corruption.”
“Already, the President has ridiculed the judiciary by disobeying the courts and coming on television to say that orders oyf the court do not hold waters. He is also destroying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by turning it to commission for inconclusive elections. He should not ridicule the military, and men of goodwill should advise the President to thread cautiously.
“Also, the international community, especially the United States, United Kingdom and the United Nations should caution the President against actions capable of bringing down institutions of government under the guise of fighting corruption.”

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