Buhari can’t tol­er­ate a con­victed min­is­ter – Sen. Shuaibu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Muideen Olaniyi

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.

Photo: NAN

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.

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