*Corrupt appointees either defended or merely suspended.
ABUJA-The President Mohammadu Buhari anti-Corruption war seem almost over if the cumulative events of corruption related cases of the anti-corruption body led by Magu has been cautioned against working on is anything to go by.
Daily Watch investigations in Abuja confirmed a systematic exoneration and unwillingness of Ibrahim Magu and the Cabal to even raise issues on corruption involving their own talk more about any investigations as Magu and members of the cabal in Buhari’s government have finally reached a compromise whereby all petitions/cases in Magu desk must be cleared by Abba Kyari before they are either investigated or raids carried out and it was this agreement that has given Magu safe haven to remain in the EFCC despite all odds as the cabal using the DSS several Corruption reports against Magu was set to remove him before now.
Already feelers from the seat of Power here in Abuja seem to be confirming the fact that what was obtainable under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration corruption wise seem to be a Childs play compared to the looting galore that the Buhari administration has become as cronies of the Government loot, steal and cart away money every passing day with the EFCC, the supposed anti-graft fighter still concerned just only about Deziani and Patience Jonathan every other week while billions are openly been carted every passing week and from the Country’s vault in what has now become institutionalized and official stealing and cover ups in Abuja.
Take the clear case of ex-SG Lawal Babachir whose looting is legendary and the cases of the Inspector General of Police which the Government without investigation is now charging a whistle blower a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to court for exposing the Inspector General thieving skills.
What about Usman Yusuf the suspended head of the NHISF looting dry of the National Health Insurance Scheme funds without a whimper from the President, or EFCC just because he is an agent of the Cabal. It took the wisdom of the minister of Health Isaac Adewale to not only suspend him but cause a Panel from the Ministry of Health to investigate one of the myriads of accusation for which he was found to have looted over 919 million naira from the NHISF yet all he got like Babachir Lawal is a mere suspension without trial or prosecution till date and the EFCC so blind to see.
In every facet of the Buhari’s administration, every appointee politically of the Cabal is on a looting spree with the backing of not only the Government but the anti- graft agencies looking the other way while in cases that are not up to these lootings raids and newspaper release are issued .
The Buhari clans of thieving Political appointees are found in almost all top positions in this administration from the Aso rock Villa where the chief of Staff Kyari who is the most Powerful man in Buhari’s government that he can even change presidential orders and Directives to suit his whims and caprice seats(like the case of Suspending the Whistle blower in Electricity Board in spite of Presidential Directive because the suspended criminal groups has affinity with Kyari’s Daughter in the same office) to those in the diverse Ministries where they loot with impunity and only suspended without prosecution where Presidential defenses for the thieves doesn’t protect them.
No wonder, a prominent United states based Political Scientist and Youth Convener Femi Mathew told Daily Watch that corruption is so perverse in this two years yet nobody from this administration has been placed on trial or dealt with. According to him, ‘‘it was unfortunate that Buhari is totally losing all his goodwill as a tough and disciplined anti-graft hero’’.
Another commentator,a Lagos based Scientist Dr. Samuel Igbobie admonished the President on the lackadaisical attitude he puts up with his clans of friends and appointees who are found in the corruption net in his words ‘’If indeed Buhari is here to fight Corruption, he should show that there is no one who cannot be probed and set on trial even his closest allies. It is time to demonstrate the anti-corruption fight and not mere talking’’.
Also Mrs. Kike Babalola a Lagos based Lawyer and Social commentator said she couldn’t understand the series of defenses the Presidency puts up when confronted with corruption of one of his own and gave an instance with the Weighty accusation against the Inspector General of Police but rather than total investigation and probe of the Inspector General, the whistle blower this time Senator Misau is been slammed with a Lawsuit for exposing one of the clans according to her “the Buhari Corruption war is is a mere facade. The whole scenarios are becoming uninteresting to watch. This has confirmed the President’s ineptitude in combating corruption on a large scale’’’
While many Nigerians are still asking what happened to the once vocal and no nonsense Buhari as looting every day keeps pilling and exposed in geometrical proportion in his administration even as close to the Villa as the Aso Rock Clinic without a Presidential whimper Daily Watch can without charges tell you that the President is still not in Power or in charge as the Country still and remains under the rule of a powerful unelected Cabal who seats and sets the scale on who to investigates and probe for corruption and who not to as exemplified by the near death of the whole NNPC brouhaha between Minister for State For Petroleum Ibe Kachukwu vs Mainakanti Baru the Group Managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corpotation (NNPC).