Friday March 22, 2019 8:04 AM

You are right, Buhari uncompromising against corruption, looting, presidency tells Atiku

The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari is truly uncompromising, but only when it comes to looting the common patrimony of Nigerians, and squandering their riches.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday while reacting to an allegation leveled against Buhari by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Abubakar, was quoted by a foreign news medium as accusing President Buhari of being “very uncompromising, also power drunk; (and) who will not be ready to leave power without a fight.’’

But Adesina said: “Rather than use the name of President Buhari to buy his bid to get the presidential ticket of a party, whose flag has been flying at half-mast since it got roundly trounced at the polls in 2015, the former Vice President needs be told that the President is truly uncompromising, but only when it comes to looting the common patrimony of Nigerians, and squandering their riches.

“President Buhari is uncompromising in the quest to restore probity and accountability to public office.

“He is uncompromising in cleaning the rot Nigeria was consigned into pre-2015, thus the war against corruption is being fought without fear or favour.

“The President is equally resolute in the determination to ensure that Nigeria is no longer a mono-economy, depending only on oil.

“Yes, President Buhari is single-minded in effecting change in every area of Nigerian life. So, Alhaji Abubakar is right, if that was what he meant by the President being “uncompromising.’’

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