Akintola, Kumalia: ‘Corrupt people most vocal on corruption’
Some of the most corrupt people are most vocal when issues of corruption are raised, a delegate at the National Conference Adeniyi Akintola has said.
Speaking yesterday, Akintola said it was pathetic that whenever the issue of corruption was being discussed, those who should be in jail for corrupt practices are the most vocal.
The delegate said that if government were to compare the assets of public office holders between when they entered public service and at the time of departure, all of them, including former state governors, would be in jail.
He said sometimes, public officers declared in their assets form what they do not have and on entering public office would begin stealing desperately to meet the target earlier declared.
Another delegate from North East, Mohammed Umara Kumalia, spoke in the same vein saying corruption is so pervasive that governors buy private jets after leaving office.
He said if representations at the conference were through election, it would have been impossible for most of the delegates to have been there to discuss issues of national importance as they affect their different groups.
Reacting to various allegations against former governors, former Niger State governor Abdulkadir Kure said he would pray for the likes of Kumalia to “become governors some day so that we would appraise their performance after they leave office.”