The senior special Assistant to President Buhar, Mr. Femi Adesina
have stated that Buhar’s anticorruption war is not selective. In an
interview he granted Premium times, Adesina defended Buhari’s war on
Premium Times asked Adesina this: “Are we really winning the
corruption war? Some people out there still say it is selective. They
say if it is not, point to any APC member that is in court? Also, there
appears not to be any corruption case that has been concluded.”
Hear Adesina’s response.
“You don’t just go running after people because you want to give the semblance of a balance.
“If there is no allegation against an APC person or if there is no
prima facie case, you don’t just bring them to trial just because you
want to create a balance.
“But if there is any prima facie case or there is a need for any APC
person to be pulled in for questioning or to be tried, you be sure that
“Then the second leg of the question is – how many people have been convicted? Unfortunately, the executive does not convict.
“The executive does not pronounce judgement. There is absolutely
nothing the executive can do in a polity where there is separation of
Asked why the EFCC is probing the PDP Campaign Fund and not that of APC, Adesina stated that “There
is no immunity for probing APC campaign funds. The president will not
probe himself. Nobody stops anybody from probing it.
When asked about alleged corrupt officials in PMB’s team, Adesina stated
that “The president has answered that question and the challenge he
threw was – give me the evidence against them.
“You can’t just on the basis of suspicion say this person is corrupt.
If there is evidence against them, give me the evidence. He said it
even at the media chat. He said if you have evidence even against a
serving minister, that minister will answer for it.