Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari government is “more of propaganda than reality”.
Saraki, who is the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation, said this in an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday.
He stated that the country has relapsed on its indices on corruption, which is an indictment on the president.
Saraki wondered what the president claimed to be fighting if those close to him that have been found wanting have not been prosecuted.
He said, “We go to the issue of corruption. I believe that is more of propaganda than reality. Why do I say that? Even by most of the world organisations, if you look at our indices in corruption, we have gone back. And more importantly what examples are they showing in the government and anybody in the government been prosecuted in the public. None. Zero.
“If truly the president is fighting corruption, I am baffled how a member of his government who they found wanting, up till today, no charge, no prosecution.
“To me, once you can’t do that, you lose the moral high ground to say that you are fighting corruption. You must show that nobody is above the law. You must show that no matter how close anybody is to you, you must take action and that’s not happening.”
He further stated that if the president is a man of integrity, “he must take action.”