Governor Ayodele Fayose
The governor said the indicted officials and others still in Buhari’s government should be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for thorough investigation and prosecution .
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, “The President only acted because of the outcry of Nigerians, especially over the fraudulent reinstatement of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdullahi Maina.”
“Enough of using probe panels to shield people accused of corruption in Buhari’s government. Rather, they should be arrested, detained and prosecuted by the EFCC as being done to others perceived as the president’s enemies.”
“Once again, Nigerians have proved that the power of the president is not greater than that of the people who elected him.
“What Nigerians expected from a President who rode to power on the basis of integrity is a total cleansing of his government, not setting up a panel to investigate corruption allegations involving his men and reluctantly sacking a few of them because of public outcry.”
Maintaining that Buhari was aiding and abetting corruption, Fayose said apart from prosecuting the sacked officials, the report of the panel that investigated them should be made public.