2019: Buhari speaks on ”stopping EFCC” from going after Senator Akpabio - Islanders Magazine

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

2019: Buhari speaks on ”stopping EFCC” from going after Senator Akpabio

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or any other anti-graft agency from trying a former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

Buhari told Arise Television that he did not stop the anti-graft agencies from going after politicians who joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, from other political parties.

Buhari said it was unfair that he was being seen in some quarters as protecting some alleged corrupt individuals merely because they are members of his political party while going after those in the opposition.

Asked why Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, who was accused of diverting the sum of N100bn had not been tried, Buhari said, “I don’t think Akpabio, when he moved to the APC, that I said he should be left alone.

“I cannot remember asking the EFCC, the ICPC, the police or anybody to spare any corrupt person or incompetent person.

“I haven’t done it and I challenge you to expose any.

“Why should they fear my body language?” he asked.

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