The EFCC has an­nounced that it had been act­ing silly by go­ing af­ter FFK and ques­tion­ing him about mil­lions of naira al­legedly laun­dered in his last post as Obasanjo’s Min­is­ter of Avi­a­tion. Ac­cord­ing to EFCC now, no such money was stolen dur­ing FFK’s tenur

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about a dozen Nige­ri­ans in the Nigeria Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vice re­cruit­ment scam that fetched the Min­is­ter of In­te­rior N700 mil­lion; un­prece­dented crude oil theft per­pe­trated un­der the watch­ful eyes of the Min­is­ter of Petroleum who her­self is the sub­ject of yet an­other Na­tional As­sem­bly cor­rup­tion probe. Which other govern­ment has this scan­dalous record? Is this the brief of a Chris­tian Pres­i­dent? Or a Mus­lim pres­i­dent? Or in­deed any pres­i­dent? Is this the record that FFK will change when he re­turns to PDP?

It is re­gret­table that FFK is cel­e­brat­ing the “frank and candid man­ner” in which Pres­i­dent Jonathan “hit back” at Sul­tan when the Sul­tan went to the Villa to com­plain about of the con­fer­ence is cur­rently con­sti­tuted? It is the height of hypocrisy and paral­ysed rea­son­ing for FFK, or any­body, to say it “makes a per­fect sense to present one of such people from each of the two ma­jor faiths as a pres­i­den­tial and vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, re­spec­tively” if af­ter win­ning elec­tion one of the duo will bring an un­ac­cept­able num­ber of people from his faith to sit in a con­fer­ence con­sid­ered as the last chance for Nigeria to head off dis­in­te­gra­tion. What is the mo­tive and how is it pos­si­ble that one group of 80 mil­lion people is rep­re­sented by 380 con­fer­ees and an­other one of equal strength (as per FFK’s fal­la­cious fig­ures) is rep­re­sented by only 180? Is democ­racy still a game of num­bers at all?

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