Buhari is only punishing enemies not fighting corruption — Chidoka

Osita Chidoka

Former aviation minister, Osita Chidoka, on Monday alleged that the Buhari-led government was only fighting its enemies not corruption.

Chidoka is the spokesman of Atiku/Obi National Presidential Committee for South-East.

He also boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) began the fight against corruption with its establishment of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP).

“I don’t think this government has fought corruption, what they have done is that they punish the perceived enemies of government for alleged corruption.

“The fight against corruption should not be on credibility or the will of an individual, it should be based on institutions that employ the modern technological innovations that will make money not available to be stolen in the first instance.

“The PDP government led the most comprehensive war against corruption because it was under the party that we came up with the idea of setting up agencies that were dedicated to fighting corruption.

“These are the EFCC, ICPC and BPP which addressed corruption in the procurement system by ensuring that contractors go through a price control system and ensure that due process is followed.

“We did not stop at that, the PDP also transferred all public funds for capital votes back to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) so that people will no longer keep these funds in the bank to yield interest while not funding ongoing projects,” Chidoka said.