Buhari Will Limit Probe To Jonathan’s Government — Presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari will not extend his corruption probe beyond the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Presidency has said.
According to a report by Premium Times, Buhari, who just returned from a four-day official visit to the United States, has consistently vowed to investigate and bring to book, persons who looted the country’s funds.

The President said on Tuesday in the US that he would arrest and prosecute past ministers and other officials who stole Nigeria’s oil and diverted government’s money into personal accounts.

But the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Femi Adesina, said the President will limit his anti-corruption war to the immediate past administration in the country.
He said Buhari will not waste time in probing the administrations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalam Abubakar, Sani Abacha and Ibrahim Babangida.
He said even before he was inaugurated on May 29, the President had categorically stated that he would not extend his corruption probe beyond the Jonathan government.
“If you recall, that was already settled before he got inaugurated as President. He has said he will not waste time digging into the far past,” Adesina said.
“The far past will include Obasanjo and others. But the President has said he will not waste time to go that far.”
Before leaving office, Jonathan had said any probe by the new government would be seen as a “witch-hunt” if it fails to go beyond his administration.
Speaking on criticisms over President Buhari’s decision to travel to the US. with his son, Yusuf, the presidential spokesperson said the President did not breach any rule.
He said it was a normal practice for presidents to travel with members of their families, citing the example of American presidents who travelled abroad with their wives and children.
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with the President travelling with one of his sons. It is an acceptable and standard practice. He could go with up to four members of his family.
“Don’t forget that when former President Bill Clinton visited Nigeria while he was in office, he came with his daughter, Chelsea.
“President Barak Obama travels with his children and so the President of Nigeria can travel out with three or four of his children. The late President Umaru Yar’Adua used to travel with two of his sons and one of his grandchildren,” he said.
Adesina described the outcome of the President’s official visit to the US as “a roaring success on every side.”
“There are good returns. It is an investment that will yield very handsome returns,” he said.


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beneno (m) at 24-07-2015 06:24AM
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oooooooooooh
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saviourekpe (m) at 24-07-2015 07:25AM
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Let Buhari stop this selective probe. Either he proves all: from shagari to the immediate past govt if at at all, he has time or else, should rather block lop-holds to financial leakages
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Abubu86 (m) at 24-07-2015 07:29AM
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Nice one
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sonofman25 (m) at 24-07-2015 07:36AM
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do we want change or not? govt DAT will last for 4years should probe govt activities, financial transaction of all d past govt since 1960 smh. it is normal if gej come back into power he also probe pmb adminisration .
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Abubu86 (m) at 24-07-2015 07:46AM
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Quote from: saviourekpe on 24-07-2015 07:25AM
Let Buhari stop this selective probe. Either he proves all: from shagari to the immediate past govt if at at all, he has time or else, should rather block lop-holds to financial leakages
That will take him his whole administration year,which will make him to neglect all his campaign promises.
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