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Buhari’s corruption war is nothing but witch-hunting, says Makarfi



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Chairman of National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption as a ruse, farce and witch-hunting mechanism meant to harass its members.
The party said for the president to write a letter to the Senate clearing the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal, despite allegations of corruption against them was proof that the anti-corruption war had failed.
In a statement Thursday in Abuja, the spokesman of the committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said Buhari should allow the trial of Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari; minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi; Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai; Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau and a former military administrator of Kaduna State, Jafaru Isa to continue.
“The Presidency in today’s dispensation is the ‘judicial clearing house’ issuing clean bill of health to all accused corrupt officials who are members of the APC and friends of the administration.
“It is no longer news that all those who are serving in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, or who are members of his party, the APC within the last two years of his administration, have all been cleared of any wrong doing; notwithstanding documentary and other incontrovertible evidences to the contrary,” the PDP said.

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