Muhammadu Buhari, the immediate past president of Nigeria, has claimed that his administration saved Nigeria from corruption.
The former president who was responding to the position of a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, argued that his administration saved Nigeria from corrupt undertones planted to expose the nation’s economy to collapse.
In a statement by Buhari’s former spokesman, Garba Shehu, who replied to Adoke, over cases involving Process & Industrial Developments (P&ID), Paris Club, and the Ajaokuta steel company, he said Buhari’s success in the fight against corruption was unprecedentedAccording to him, Buhari’s administration inherited the contract and incidental judgement in the P&ID, adding that, the cases identified by Adoke originated from an administration that the former Attorney General was part of.
“The logical conclusion any reasonable person can draw on P&ID, Paris Club, and Ajaokuta is that President Buhari came on a rescue mission and effectively saved Nigeria from corrupt undertones that were planted to expose its economy to imminent collapse. The success of the Buhari administration in the fight against corruption is unprecedented,” he said.
Adoke, has recently posited that the administration of Buhari, was the “most incompetent” Nigeria ever had, saying it was run by “a set of political morons.”The former justice minister stated this in an interview with Adesua Giwa-Osagie, while commenting on the corruption allegations pressed against him and former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, by the immediate past government.He said despite Saraki’s opposition to his appointment as Minister of Justice under former President Goodluck Jonathan, he and the ex-Kwara State governor had since become friends, describing Saraki as one of the “emerging leaders” of the country.
Adoke said, “Bukola Saraki was the Chairman of the Governors’ Forum at that time. He didn’t want me as Minister of Justice, possibly, because he was uncomfortable with me. He didn’t know me. And he felt that I might not serve his political interests.“And there’s nothing wrong with that. Today, it will amaze you to know that Bukola and myself are very good friends. I respect him. He is one of the emerging leaders of this country.
“He has served as Senate President of this country. He has served as governor. And he stands out well, irrespective of his political persecution. He remains one of the few politicians in this country that have demonstrated in office, capacity, competency in terms of leadership.”However, when the host asked: “So, you believe that the corruption allegations against him is political persecution?”, Adoke responded: “I have been a victim of corruption allegations by the immediate past government.
“The most incompetent government we’ve ever seen in this country; ran by the most incompetent president that this country has ever had and will never have again. And ran by a set of political morons.”