Aso Rock has cited President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption personae as main reason “millions of Nigerians” voted him into power in the 2015 presidential election.
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to President Buhari, said this in a Radio Nigeria programme in Kaduna.
“The President is aware that this was (anti-corruption perception) one of the main reasons why Nigerians in their millions put their trust in him; the main reason they voted him into power in 2015.
“To keep that trust of ordinary Nigerians who voted him into the office, he has vowed to give corruption a good fight. He will not let them down,” Shehu said.
Shehu said corrupt influential Nigerians constitute the major critics of the Buhari government.
“Let me say one thing. Those whose illicit ways of accumulating money have been stopped will criticise this government but all that will not derail the unfaltering commitment of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to the war against corruption”.
“Corruption has been fighting back vehemently, finding accomplices in various forms and guises. Nevertheless, the Buhari administration will not relent,” he added.
Shehu also said the days when corruption reigned indiscriminately in Nigeria were over.
“Nothing will return our country to those sad, old days of wanton thievery that have plunged us into the economic mess from which Nigeria is currently recovering. The war against corruption in Nigeria is one of those clashes between good and evil, where good is determined to triumph.”