War On Corruption: Trial Of Goodluck Jonathan Is Bound To Happen – Senator


Pa Ayo Fasanmi, a second republic senator, has expressed his assurance that the trial of former president Goodluck Jonathan for corruption charges is a matter of time.

The politician expressed his opinion speaking with The Punch correspondent on Tuesday, January 19.

“What comes round, goes around. Nigerians should be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari. The trial of the former president is bound to happen. How can you have security chiefs under your watch being indicted for corruption charges and you won’t have to be quizzed too?

“President Buhari is only taking his time. It is only a matter of time. It is unfortunate that Nigeria is now being referred to as the Federal Republic of Corruption. The security chiefs couldn’t have acted alone,” he said.

According to legislator, Buhari is on a silent revolution and needs the support of every right-thinking Nigerian to succeed.

Fasanmi, who represented Ondo-North federal constituency in the House of Representatives in 1983, described corruption as one of the greatest challenges confronting Nigeria and noted that the problem had taken frightening dimension.

“Buhari is sent by God. He contested repeatedly and failed to clinch the presidency. But he didn’t relent. I believe God has sent him to clean the country. At the end of the day, everybody will be happy,” he concluded.

Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant on public affairs to Goodluck Jonathan, accused Buhari of being selective in his anti-corruption war. Moreover, he advised the president to emulate Jonathan who he said was insulted by many leaders of the opposition but never retaliated.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has recently explained why the former president has not been arrested over $2.1 billion arms deal scandal.

He said that no document has been traced to Jonathan giving any approval for the disbursement of the money for any other purpose than arms purchase.


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