A former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima has claimed that the present administration is not fighting corruption.
Galadima a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the arrest of the former Accountant-General of the federation, Ahmed Idris did not justify Buhari’s fight against corruption.
According to Galadima, Buhari only ordered Idris prosecution because his stealing had become too much to hide.
He said: “Do you believe this man is fighting corruption because he arrested the Accountant-General? How many times was he told of the actions of the Accountant-General?
“It was because the pot was almost overflowing and there was nothing he could do that he was forced to pick him.
“It’s not the first time. Even when the Accountant-General’s tenure had expired, he allowed him to continue.
“When did his tenure expire? Two years ago? Why did he leave him in public office? Was greasing the palms of some people around him?”
Galadima, who is backing the presidential ambition of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, said Nigeria’s next president must build trust between the governed and the people in government.
“He has to create an atmosphere that every Nigerian will feel he belongs to,” he pointed out.
“The beginning of insecurity in Nigeria starts with the stealing of public funds by governors (the local government funds).
“As long as any government cannot address this there will be insecurity, because money will not be in circulation, because people steal more than they need.”