Alhaji Bashir Rimi-Zaya, Publicity Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for measures taken to curb insurgency in the country.
He said that though it was too early to assess the achievements of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in its nine months in government, “one has to praise Buhari for his bold and giant strides”.
Rimi-Zayam, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bauchi, expressed support for the president on the fight against corruption and efforts at recovering stolen funds, saying “retrieve the loots from the looters but don’t prosecute or send them to jail”.
“Anyone who has stolen public fund, even if it is me, should return the exact amount to the public treasury.
“But, I am begging Buhari to set the looters free and allow them to continue to live in terrible shame they have brought to themselves,” he said.
Rimi-Zayam also expressed satisfaction with the judiciary in the handling of corruption cases but cautioned that the government should be discerning in some of the matters.
“We all know that there are good judges and good lawyers, and there are bad judges and lawyers, therefore, Buhari should ensure that corrupt cases are sent to credible judges and lawyers,” he said.