Buhari is doing his best, his govt is full of corrupt officials — Keyamo admits

Buhari is doing his best, his govt is full of corrupt officials — Keyamo admits

Mr. Festus Keyamo 

The APC presidential campaign spokesman for the 2023 general elections, Festus Keyamo, has said that his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best even though his government is full of corrupt officials. 

Mr Keyamo said this on Trust TV Monday night while responding to Daniel Bwala, spokesman for Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign organisation.

Mr Bwala had highlighted Buhari’s failure to tackle corruption, economic crises and insecurity. 

Reacting, Keyamo pointed out that “the fact that these tales of corruption are coming out is the fact that the government is fighting itself, ownself.”

“Did you hear of the corruption in the oil sector with Diezani and her allies? No. It was the next government that brought them out. This is a government purging itself, purging its officials of corruption. That is kudos to the government. 

He reasoned, “It is fighting corruption within the system. If (the) government were not to be fighting corruption, you would not hear of this.”

Mr Keyamo asked, “During Jonathan’s time did you hear of corruption in the security sector? No. It was the next government that brought them out.”

Though Mr Buhari claims to be leading an anti-corruption war, his regime has been rocked by several corruption scandals, ranging from certificate forgery among his aides to theft, diversion of public funds and how recently, Mr Buhari’s aide Bashir Ahmad continued to draw salaries illegally for months after resigning.

In 2017, secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir David Lawal, was fingered in the diversion of N544 million meant to cater for IDPs in the North-East.

Source: National Pivot

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