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SDP chairman criticises Buhari’s anti-corruption fight

The chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae has criticised President Buhari’s anti-corruption fight.

He said it is getting out of hand, adding that the anti-corruption drive has assumed a selective twist.

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, reportedly confessed to collecting N100 million from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Tony Anenih.

The money has been linked to the $2.1b arms purchase scandal, involving the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The elder statesman also said he is ashamed that he was fingered the the $2.1bn arms scandal and associated with Dasuki.

Speaking on his assessment of the President’s fight against corruption, Falae said “I read some articles in the paper that talked about ‘the increasingly controversial anti-graft war’. It is truly becoming controversial because it is no longer reasonable; it is beginning to look selective. How could you link me with Dasuki? The person I have not seen for more than 20 years. The man I had no dealing with whatsoever.”

Punch reports that he said “There are two models to clean up a society: the sampling model and the total revolution, like the French Revolution. The one that might be suitable for our situation is for the government to take cases that are unambiguous and take such people as an example; take the money from them and send them to jail as examples to the system. Then, put that behind you and go ahead with the development of the society.”

“But if you take all the time looking for every criminal to send to jail, that will be an endless journey. At the beginning, the people will hail you because they like to see big men fall, but as more and more people are destroyed, then, more and more members of the general population will be affected,” Falae said.

Chief Olu Falae was allegedly kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen, sometime ago.

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