A former Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday, 9 July 2016 stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption battle was not selective as being perceived by some Nigerians.
Based on him, the President has the right to demand clarification on how the nation’s cash was spent by those being investigated.
While entertaining journalists after paying a visit to a former Army President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, at his Uphill residence in Minna, the Niger State capital, Kalu noted that individuals could be biased of their reasoning in the event that they thought the anti-corruption struggle is selective.
Kalu said “I do not believe that the anti-corruption war by President Buhari is selective. Someone may look at it in the perspective that it is selective because it is the people in the previous government that are involved and this is because they are the ones who handled the money during that period.
Kalu, nonetheless, called on the President to pay extra consideration to the economic system of the nation.
He stated, “I support President Buhari in the fight against corruption, but as we are fighting corruption, we should also look at the industrial base of the country. No country can survive with only politics. The economy is very important to the nation.”
He urged the Buhari to reopen all bureau de change that had been closed within the nation, adding that not all of them engaged in fraudulent actions.
Kalu additionally urged Buhari to use dialogue to resolve the Niger Delta militancy.