Buhari can’t tolerate a convicted minister – Sen. Shuaibu
The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Lawan Shuaibu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would not work with any appointed minister, who was convicted of corruption.
Senator Shuaibu, who spoke with journalists in Abuja, stated that the president would respect the rule of law on all issues.
He spoke amid protests against some of the ministerial nominees who had been accused of corruption related allegations.
According to him, the president had said several times that he believed and respected the rule of law and that anything that was not in line with the constitution and the extant laws of the country, he would not go for it.
Shuaibu noted that if the president decided to interpret the laws in the case of people facing investigation, he was quite free to go ahead with it.
He however said President Buhari that was not going to stop any investigations against any member of his cabinet but would even encourage it.
The deputy national chairman dismissed the insinuation that the ongoing anti-corruption war was selective, saying the president is not shielding those who contributed to his electoral victory from prosecution.
From left: Former Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mrs Ibim Semenitari; former Commissioner for Transport, Mr George Tolofari and former Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Chamberlain Peterside, at a news conference on the alleged missing money during the immediate past administration in the state in Port Harcourt on Saturday.