President Goodluck Jonathan has been told to stop romancing corruption in order not to make Nigerians lose confidence in his administration.
The Coordinator of Buhari Vanguard, Ondo State chapter, Kayode Fakuyi, said this, Monday in a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr. Dayo Ajayi, that the way the president had been handling some notable corruption cases had made some people to doubt his administration’s commitment to fight graft.
He said: “The constitution has taken care of the Oduahgate issue. She violated provisions of the Public Procurement Act. The opinion or advice of the Alhaji Isa Bello-led presidential panel is immaterial.
“The president should stop romancing corruption, which is the bane of our development or else Nigerians will hold him as the first enemy of the Nigerian project.”
He also accused the federal government of neglecting the people of Ondo State.
“In 2011, people were mobilised by the state government’s machinery to support the transformation agenda. Indeed, the country has been transformed to increased poverty, unemployment and insecurity. What Ondo State people and Nigerians desire is not a deformation agenda but a change that will herald sustainable peace and development in all sectors.
“There is no presence of the federal government in the state. The airport that was built in the 1980s is now dormant. Sure-P is now called Sure-Poverty. The continued idleness of our potential wealth in Agbabu and the Atlantic coastline of the state is condemnable. We have a solution to Nigeria’s woes and we are ready to engage all Nigerians on this intervention. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is an example of what a public office holder should be in Nigeria,” Fakuyi added.
The meeting also addressed issues of national concern such as unemployment and electoral malpractices with an assurance of making recommendations to appropriate quarters on how to remedy the situation.