We saw the worst phase of corruption in Nigeria under Buhari’s administration – Kukah

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has said that Nigerians witnessed the worst phase of corruption under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.


Delivering a keynote speech at the 60th call to bar anniversary celebration of legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola, in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State on Monday, July 10, Kukah noted that while corruption did not start under the last administration, they amplified it in moral, financial and other terms.


He said; 


“We have seen the worst phase of corruption in Nigeria, Femi Falana, my friend here will speak about that because he has published a series of articles talking about what happened under the Buhari administration.

“They were not the ones who caused corruption but I think in the last administration, we saw the ugliest phase of corruption whether in moral terms, financial terms and other terms.”


Kukah who also claimed that Nigeria is sharing its sovereignty which is guaranteed in the constitution with bandits and other terrorists, added that nobody is excited now about being a Nigerian even if they are President or Senators, as the country is literally being held hostage by people who threaten the very existence of our democracy and country.


The cleric also disclosed that a lot of Nigerians have lost faith in the judiciary, even though the arm of government is a victim, the same way every other institution in Nigeria is suffering a crisis. 


Kukah further averred that Nigeria should not yet assume that it is a democracy but instead assume that it is matching towards democracy, which means rebuilding Nigeria “after the kind of mess the last administration has left the country.”


According to him, it is time to rebuild the country and no matter what happens at the Supreme Court concerning the election, he is convinced that Nigerians have put the “ugly past” behind them.

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