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Buhari not selective in anti-graft war —Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, yesterday, said the anti -corruption crusade of the   President Muhammadu Buhari- led administration    was not selective, but, a concerted effort to reduce corruption and secure the future of the country.

Osinbajo stated this in an interview with newsmen   at the funeral of Elizabeth Adesola Mamora, mother of  Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, held at the First Baptist Church, Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State.

He faulted those accusing the Buhari administration of targetting only the former appointees of  former President Goodluck Jonathan. He said, “It is not about a probe of a past government, that’s not what this is about. We are talking about our future, we are saying that we must put in place a clear strategy going forward. “It is not just about ensuring that people are made to pay for looting the treasury, our system of justice must be fair to ensure that anybody who does anything that is wrong is brought to account.

“We can’t allow impunity to continue. So it is not about the previous government, its about any form of impunity.”

In recent weeks, critics of the All Progressives Congress-led government had accused the Presidency of using the Department of Security Service and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to witch hunt those in the opposition to score political points.

Osinbajo, however, said the position of the critics was far from the truth and that they lacked “proper understanding of the concept the present administration is deploying to make people account for their deeds while in office.”

He said the anti corruption move was a genuine programme aimed at sanitising the country from corruption.

While delivering his sermon, the leader of the Baptist Church in Ogun State, Dr. Segun Jaiyesimi, challenged political leaders to make positive change while in office.



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