Former Chairman, Senate Committee
on Water Resources, Senator Joseph Waku, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to
either probe former President Olusegun Obasanjo or forget about his current war
against corruption in the country.
He also predicted that without
Buhari, the governing party was bound to lose the 2019 general election.
He said Nigerians would not take
President Buhari’s fight against corruption seriously if Obasanjo was left
untouched by anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The 4th Republic Senator said he
had already told the President that Nigerians would only take his
ant-corruption seriously if the likes of Obasanjo, whom he claimed introduced
corruption to Nigeria, were probed.
Waku, in an interview with journalists on the sideline at the ongoing
Annual General Assembly of the Arewa Consultative Forum on Tuesday in Kaduna, said, “Look, I am 70 years old now and have
been in this game for more than 50 years.
“Therefore, there is no way I can
just look at some totality of what people are saying about corruption and
believe it as it has been reported to me. If I have an investigating mechanism,
I know that this accusation is real obviously.
“I have access to authority. I have
access to Mr. President. I told Mr. President that these corruption probes of
past regimes, if you don’t probe Obasanjo, then you haven’t done anything yet.
Corruption in Nigeria was introduced by Obasanjo.”