Buhari who delivered a keynote lecture on ‘Stable Democracy and Nigeria’s Economy’ at the Houses of Parliament in London last night, said the present government lacked the political will power to fight the prevalent corruption in the country.
Buhari also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of being in a “cosy relationship with the executive and the judiciary” hence its inability to deliver on free and fair elections.
Buhari, who is also the national leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), recalled that prior to the 2011 elections, INEC requested and got N80 billion for elections and biometric data registration, but failed to grant the litigating parties access to the data on grounds of national security. He therefore said only the opposition, if they are strong enough, could stop rigging in the country.
Buhari also faulted those calling for a restructuring of the country saying that, “the problem with Nigeria is not the structure but the process”, and described the clamour for more states as “dysfunctional” and out of place.