One of the counsels of Omoyele Sowore, Inibehe Effiong, says President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t hear Nigerians “despite using taxpayers money to treat ear infection abroad. ”
The lawyer said this during a stakeholders’ meeting on corruption organised by ActionAid Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Thursday.
He said, “The worst disease affecting our nation today is corruption But the good news is that this disease is not incurable,” he said.
“Today, we have a president, who as part of his election campaign, made a promise to Nigerian that the era of going overseas for medical treatment will be over. Unfortunately today, the president is on record for going to the UK to treat infection.
“Despite using Nigeria tax payers’ money to treat ear infection, the president is not hearing the cries of the people.
“The government, as part of election winning strategy, claimed that it was sharing $322.5 million of Abacha loot to Nigerians. I don’t know how they define poor Nigerians.
“You know what worries me most, when the government said they were sharing Abacha loot to poor Nigerians, up till today, the list of beneficiaries have not been disclosed. You cannot use corruption to fight corruption.”
Sowore was arrested by the DSS on Saturday, and has remained in their custody since then, over a planned nationwide protest — And has obtained a court order to keep Sowore in their custody for another 45 days.