Anti-graft: Only The Guilty Should Be Afraid, Presidency Tells Jonathan


Following an allegation credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan that members of his family are being harassed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency on Wednesday declared that only the guilty and those with skeletons should be afraid, adding that the government was not in any way harassing the former president and his family members but allowing the full course of the law to prevail.
According to media reports, the former president made the allegation in a new book, ‘Against The Run of Play’, written by the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi. The book is to be presented to the public on Friday, April 28.
According to a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, “We make bold to state unequivocally that President Buhari harasses nobody; he merely allows the law to take its course. For the umpteenth time, we say that anybody without skeleton in his or her cupboard, has nothing to fear about the bared fangs of the anti-corruption initiative.
“Fear belongs only to those who have abused trust while in office. Anybody who feels aggrieved is free to approach the courts to seek redress or justice. President Buhari believes in the rule of law and that is why his campaign against corruption is anchored on that plank.
“With regard to President Buhari’s anti-graft style, which the former president deprecates, given the scale of revelations and recoveries so far by the anti-corruption agencies, it is obvious that corruption had an uninhibited course during our recent past. In any case, time will give the verdict on whose style of fighting corruption ultimately yielded the most dividends. For now, President Buhari is resolute and single-minded in the fact that his crusade against graft is not targeted at any individual or group. He firmly believes that national interest must always be placed above personal interest, no matter who is involved.”

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