Bamaiyi faults Senate over anti-corruption stance

Bamaiyi faults Senate over anti-corruption stance

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd.), has said that the Senate is not serious about supporting the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

He stated that it was worrisome that those who were supposed to boost the anti-graft fight were rather the ones frustrating it.

He spoke on Friday in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the 40th General Conference of the United Missionary Church of Nigeria in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Bamaiyi said, “I am disappointed. My disappointment is that those who are supposed to fight corruption are really against it. If you look at what is happening in the Senate, it is not encouraging at all.

“It appears that there are people in this country who do not want corruption to be overcome because they are involved. I think it is an unfortunate issue, but I believe that the government is doing well. I want them to continue to fight until they win.”

The retired army general thereafter cautioned citizens against asking Buhari to resign on account of his illness, stating that any person could fall sick.

He said, “In the first place, every human being can fall sick. The President is a human being. He is sick; he took all the constitutional steps before he left this country. I think some people who are close to the President are the ones causing a problem for him because there is no reason why they should not talk about the President’s health.

“If the President feels he cannot continue, he is the one that will tell you that he is going to resign. I know the President very well; I worked under his directive.”

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