Opposition to President Buhari’s anti-corruption drive

Months after his election to lead Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to probe the corruption of the former, and other, administrations is meeting opposition from the Peoples Democratic Party. Why? Because the President refused to heed a recommendation from the National Peace Committee that he should not pursue allegations of graft, voter intimidation and ballot rigging against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party-led government. Even some Church leaders have cautioned the President to take it slowly.

But the ruling All Progressives Congress swiftly dismissed the committee’s suggestion, angering the opposition who prefer that the corruption of the past and, more especially, that the politicians and others who looted Nigeria’s oil wealth should be allowed get away scot-free with impoverishing the teeming millions of Nigerians who go hungry every day, the thousands of children who die from malaria for lack of basic health care…

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