Kashamu Declares Support For Buhari’s War Against Corruption, Probe Of Dasuki, Others

Buruji Kashamu

The Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Prince Buruji Kashamu has spoken in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade.

Kashamu stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after a reception organized for him and other National and state Assemblies legislators by the leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State in Ijebu Igbo.

He also appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the ongoing probe into the alleged $2 billion arms deal was not misplaced.

According to Kashamu, the anti-corruption war launched by President Buhari has within a short time gone a long way to reduce graft.

“President Buhari is not the President of APC. He is the President of PDP, President of the masses and president of the whole Nigeria. But, I can tell the masses today that since we started having presidents , It is now we have president, because, the truth of the matter is that six months are very short to know what any president can do, but, this one, within six months, we are seeing what he is capable to do and what he will still do.

“The only way any government can repair a country is to start with an anti-corruption crusade. Corruption is not an issue that affects only the PDP. President Buhari has given a clear signal to everybody, including even his ministers that whoever is corrupt would not go unpunished.

“Today, I can tell you Nigeria has started gaining. The TSA only has cleared over 30per cent of the corruption in the system because before now, all the ministries and parastatals were doing whatever they liked with money and at the end of the year, they returned whatever they felt like returning to the treasury. But today, that is no longer possible. The BVN too has cleared over 25 to 30 per cent of corruption,” he said.

The senator, therefore, urged Nigerians to be patient with the President Buhari-led administration in order to reap the benefits of its current policies in the long run.

“So, if we want government to have money for infrastructure and development, the only way is to clear the Augean stable of corruption first. And if they want to do that, there is no way they won’t step on the toes of many people. If Nigerians want progress, we must be patient; we must be courageous and do everything we can to support this government and see what they can do in the next one and a half years,” he said.