Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of double standards with regards to corruption allegations against the President’s men.
Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said that the President treats allegations of corruption against his men as “family affair.”
The governor was referring to the allegations of undue process and insubordination levelled against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu which the President had been silent on.
Selective fight: According to him, the situation is an embarrassment to the country and further shows that Buhari is selective in the fight against corruption and only uses the EFCC to fight his political foes.
“When miscreants write petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against perceived opponents of President Buhari, EFCC will act immediately, but when known Nigerians, including members of Buhari’s government raise allegations of corruption against close allies of the President, the EFCC will look the other way.”
At least Buhari is not God: “As far as I am concerned, President Buhari is not fighting any corruption. He is fighting his political foes and God is not a God of double-standard. This Buhari’s government is a government of double-standard.”
Senator Shehu Sani was right: Fayose believes Senator Shehu Sani was right in describing the situation as one “where perfume is being sprayed on corruption when it affects Buhari’s men while insecticide is being sprayed on corruption when it involves perceived political opponents of the President.”
Quote: “When an allegation of corruption is made against Buhari’s men, EFCC acts like pet dog, but when it is against those whose faces the President does not like, the anti-graft agency acts like lion. No nation can achieve greatness with such a partial leadership.”