Buhari’s anti-cor­rup­tion war not se­lec­tive – Orji Kalu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakr Haruna, Minna

A for­mer gover­nor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, has said the anti-cor­rup­tion war of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari is not se­lec­tive.

Kalu said those be­ing in­ves­ti­gated are those who han­dled the fi­nances of the coun­try in the last ad­min­is­tra­tion, adding that the present gov­ern­ment is on its rights to de­mand how the money was ex­pended.

Speak­ing to news­men over the week­end af­ter pay­ing a Sal­lah visit to a for­mer mil­i­tary pres­i­dent, Gen­eral Ibrahim Ba­bangida at his Up­hill res­i­dence in Minna, Kalu said, “I do not be­lieve that the anti-cor­rup­tion war by Pres­i­dent Buhari is se­lec­tive. Some­one may look at it in a per­spec­tive that it is se­lec­tive be­cause it is the peo­ple in the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment that are in­volved and this is be­cause they are the ones who han­dled the money dur­ing that pe­riod.”

The for­mer gover­nor how­ever called on Buhari to pay more at­ten­tion to the econ­omy of the na­tion. “I sup­port Pres­i­dent Buhari in the fight against cor­rup­tion but as we are fight­ing cor­rup­tion, we should also look at the in­dus­trial base of the coun­try. No coun­try can sur­vive with only pol­i­tics. The econ­omy is very im­por­tant to the na­tion,” he said.

When asked about the health con­di­tion of the for­mer mil­i­tary Pres­i­dent, Kalu said, “Gen­eral Ba­bangida is in per­fect con­di­tion. He walked with us and took pictures with all of us and we are about 20. His health is splen­did.”

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