Stop acting like grandfather of corruption – Fayose tells Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State Governor, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop acting like the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria by shielding his men from probe, just as he asked Nigerians to demand the release of the authentic report of the Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Nigerian Armed Forces.

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He described the claim by the federal government that the probe panel only looked into procurement and contracts awarded by the military between 2011-2015 because documents regarding procurement from 2007 to 2010 were not available as a clear indication of his support for corruption.

In a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “It is now obvious to the entire world that anyone that is in President Buhari’s good books can never be adjudged as corrupt even if such a person is caught

looting the entire money in Nigeria’s treasury.”

The governor said it smacked of sheer hypocrisy and nepotism for anyone to accept that fraud could have been perpetrated on procurement and award of contracts in an establishment without the involvement of the director of procurement.

“There are many petitions relating to defence from 2007 that are been discarded, the question is why? There are several petitions against APC leaders that are not being looked into, the question is why?

“Fghting corruption and targeting only opponents of the president is in itself corruption,” he said.

He continued, “Buhari’s’ Minister of Interior, Major General Abdul rahman Dambazau (rtd) was Chief of Army Staff between 2008 and 2010 and the current Chief Of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai served as Director of Procurements, Defence Headquarters, from 2012 till May 2015.

“It is a fact that the committee in its terms of reference said it queried all procurement from 2007 to 2015. Even the Press Release issued was titled; ‘Third Interim Report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement from 2007 to 2015.

 

“First paragraph of the committee report also indicated that it used 2007-2015 as reference, stating that the committee ‘analyzed procurement contracts awarded by or for the Nigerian Army between 2007 and 2015.

“Questions Nigerians must now begin to ask President Buhari and his government are; where is the report of Presidential Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement relating to 2007 to 2010? Who doctored the committee report and why?

“Lai Mohammed said the Committee would commence the audit of procurement from 2007 to 2010 ‘as soon as the necessary documents are available’, it is necessary that Nigerians are told who the custodians of the documents are. Why were documents on procurement from 2011 and 2015 available and those of 2007 to 2010 not available?

“Early this year, we were told that an ally of President Buhari and chieftain of the APC, Brig. General Jafaru Isa (rtd) refunded N100 million of the N170 million he allegedly received from ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

“Jafaru Isa who was a member of the 19-man Buhari Transition Committee was released after he was allegedly assisted by the Presidency to refund N100 million to the anti-graft commission and since then, nothing has been heard about the case. He was not charged to court like others.

“It took the Ministry of Defence and the Code of Conduct Bureau only one week to clear Buratai but others from the opposition party would be languishing in prison while EFCC go about fishing for evidence against them.

“Like I and other well-meaning Nigerians have maintained, fighting corruption is a good idea but the moment documents of probe panels and being doctored to shield those seen as the President’s men, the entire purpose of the corruption fight has been defeated.

“The international community must therefore prevail on President Buhari to stop acting like the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria by making the anti-corruption war all-inclusive instead of this clear persecution of his perceived political enemies, and the first step to demonstrate that will be the immediate release of report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement covering 2007 to 2015.”

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12 Comments

  1. Fayose, you are the biblical David of today.Don’t be cowed by the antics and threats of APC. Goliath did not prevail yesterday, surely,he(Goliath) will not triumph today. Few Nigerians may be deceived now to believe their lies now,very soon the truth will come to the shame of APC and it,s supporters. They abused GEJ,today even the dead can see the difference between Mr clean and GEJ.

  2. fantastically corrupt buhari and apc, this man u call a mad dog has made a point. I pray God intervenes in the affairs of this country. cos buhari cant fight corruption. he is only making noise

    • The resilience of a thief when you catch him stealing meats from the pot and he tells you he is tasting the meat to check if it is salty. Fayose’s attitude is known as “Ogboju”.

  3. I really commend this man Fayose, for his effrontery and for his stances on Buhari’s led govt. We can’t just be a follow follow we have to use our since like Fela said. There should be an opposition that we keep govt. on his tow . When PDP could not provide that the few individuals that should be listen to. Who is not Ogboju in Nigeria Govt.

  4. Oga fayose please go and look for the meaning of money laundering. If covet for personal use is not there you will win you case in court. If the money collected from the office Ex. NSA were put in PDP account and spent for the purpose of your election APC govt will have no case with you but the money collected were put in personal account.
    Please be decent and stop fighting your innocence in the media but do that in court. See your uncle falae he collected 100m for SDP kept 40m for himself and gave party 60m. I belive he only tell his party 60m was collected that is why people like our able ex governor call my friend my friend can return to APC because your uncle was not honest.

    • All this media propaganda from Fayose will soon be end…..this is not the way to tackle the opposition. Curve out your looted money should not be turned to a personal hatred , calling Buhari a god father of corruption is an unguided statements from a sitting governor .it only shows your bittersness through the money sized from you and nothing more. You are not enlighten anybody ..its a total bulshit from you sir.am from Ekiti and Not a politician but we must be realistic the Ekiti of yesterday is quite different from Ekiti of today, stop deceiving us in the name of politics, we are getting wiser. Do what you are supposed to do as a governor and get out of the seat, it’s not forever. We believed you stole the money “ogboju” in media can not sort the problem it will only implicate you the more. Remember God you said He put you there……..are you doing His will now ????

  5. All this media propaganda from Fayose will soon be end…..this is not the way to tackle the opposition. Curve out your looted money should not be turned to a personal hatred , calling Buhari a god father of corruption is an unguided statements from a sitting governor .it only shows your bittersness through the money sized from you and nothing more. You are not enlighten anybody ..its a total bulshit from you sir.am from Ekiti and Not a politician but we must be realistic the Ekiti of yesterday is quite different from Ekiti of today, stop deceiving us in the name of politics, we are getting wiser. Do what you are supposed to do as a governor and get out of the seat, it’s not forever. We believed you stole the money “ogboju” in media can not sort the problem it will only implicate you the more. Remember God you said He put you there……..are you doing His will now ????

  6. All this media propaganda from Fayose will soon be end…..this is not the way to tackle the opposition. Curve out your looted money should not be turned to a personal hatred , calling Buhari a god father of corruption is an unguided statements from a sitting governor .it only shows your bittersness through the money sized from you and nothing more. You are not enlighten anybody ..its a total bulshit from you sir.am from Ekiti and Not a politician but we must be realistic the Ekiti of yesterday is quite different from Ekiti of today, stop deceiving us in the name of politics, we are getting wiser. Do what you are supposed to do as a governor and get out of the seat, it’s not forever. We believed you stole the money “ogboju” in media can not sort the problem it will only implicate you the more. Remember God you said He put you there……..are you doing His will now ????

  7. Just beginning to understand that d most useless man in nigeria is Mr Unchained maddog,he always find a way to distract d good people of Nigeria to shield himself from d evil act he has committed,imagine a state administrator whom his workers av nt bn paid for months nd they were begging him for just three months out of their salaries of eight months,he said there is no money in govt. Pocket nd at last 5billion or more was found nd frozen in his personal acct.My Gud people tell me where did he get d money within a year in office.Pls we r all learned nd wise,he should not b fooling us with all his antics because he is a real thief who is tryn to look for a way out to let people forget his evil work.

  8. Nothing good will ever come out of this talking-b4-thinking man called Fayose try as much as he can! Talk is really very cheap, that is why Fayose will now tell us that the presidency assisted Jafaru Isah to refund N100m to the Federal govt. I challenge Fayose to publish his evidence on that, also Fayose saying that the federal govt. doctored the report of the committee on the Audit of Defence Equipments procurement means that he Fayose is privy to the “authentic” report, I therefore challenge Fayose to also publish for Nigerians to see, the “authentic” of that committee, failing which he must apologise to Nigerians for raising false alarm and lying!

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