Social crusader and President of the non-profit making organisation, One Love Foundation, Patrick Osagie Eholor, has said that if Nigerians cannot trust a messenger then we cannot trust his message and as such we can no longer trust President Muhammadu Buhari.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) in a letter to a civil society group said that it is currently investigating corruption charges against Godswill Akpabio(Minister of Niger Delta Affairs) and Kemebradikumo Pondei(acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission). Sir, do you think the EFCC will be able to do this?
I think the EFCC is an institution that’s to be compared with the FBI or KGB. The KGB or the FBI or INTERPOL or other serious agencies all over the world recognize that no man is above the law.The EFCC in Nigeria is a joke like every other institution is a joke without exception. For example, the chairman of the EFCC for four years was acting as the chairman without confirmation with outright disrespect to the members of the National Assembly including Mr Speaker which is very unfortunate unlike the international security agencies who will take investigation seriously who will even investigate one of their own or even Mr President because they know no one is above the law. But in Nigeria they use it to fight yahoo boys and political opponents. The armed forces in Nigeria including the police needs reform we have become a laughing stock.
Recently, the President was urged to create an NDDC board to check Godswill Akpabio’s excesses. Sir, do you think this will bring to an end the issue of corruption emanating from there?
The President is part of the problem. He is surrounded by so many people that Nigerians can’t trust including Mr Godswill Akpabio, the man he is prosecuting today. Nigerians will not forget in a hurry when they said that when Akpabio leaves PDP for APC his sins will be forgiven.The people in Akwa Ibom won’t forget in a hurry how he embezzled the common patrimony of that state and yet the chieftains of APC said his sins has been forgiven because he crossed over to APC. Until the ordinary people seek collectively for capital punishment or life imprisonment and reform the judicial system we will start to have hope that things are about to change for real.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was given two weeks to refund N2.552b
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has been accused of so many wrong doings. He has enriched himself at the detriment of his own people. Refunding money isn’t enough anymore, like they say charity begins at home. I think the people in his constituency should revolt against him and shun him. Enough is enough
Bandits on Tuesday
kidnapped the children of a former commissioner for local government, Alhaji Dankande Bello in Zamfara State. And Boko Haram also attacked a community in Borno, razing down hospital and communication mast. Sir, in the light of this, how do you think these bandits and Boko Haram can be stopped?
What happened to Alhaji Dankande in Zamfara State is no longer news. There have been too many innocent lives that was lost in that area; there are so many children that have been displaced and there are so many women that have been raped in that area. Many Nigerians have joined my voice to echo my message that the Nigerian service chiefs must resign immediately and apologize to Nigerians. Mr President is a good man he meant well for Nigerians. He was our messenger we voted for him for a change. We, the people, are saying that if we can’t trust a messenger we can’t trust his message.