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Buhari May Run Into Trouble with Anti- Corruption War-Fasehun

Posted: Jan 21, 2016 at 10:59 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

FasheunDefends Olu Falae  By Temidayo Akinsuyi, LAGOS Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has urged President  Muhammadu Buhari to soft pedal on his fight against corruption warning that the Federal Government may run into problem with the manner the anti-corruption war is being fought.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent on Thursday,  Fasehun, who condemned in strongest terms the handcuffing of the National Publicity  Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh by the security agents said the way the Buhari administration is downgrading and embarrassing national leaders in his fight against corruption is not healthy for the country.

“Look, I am appealing to those in power not to dig into some of these reported scams because it may unearth situations the government itself may not wish to unearth.  With the way they are going, national leaders are being involved and a country boasts of its national leaders”.

“By the time you downgrade every national leader, you disgrace and embarrass them, and there will be no country to think of. I understand plea bargaining is going on, that is good enough.”

Also speaking on whether he was shocked when it was reported that  Afenifere leader , Olu Falae partook in the arms scandal when he received the sum of N100m from PDP chieftain, Chief Tony Anenih, Fasehun said  Falae is a man of integrity who will not get himself involved in such a dirty deal.

“I know Olu Falae will not commit that atrocity. I can vouch for him that he will not. When we were in detention together, I used to call him ‘pastor’.  He is one of the cleanest men to come out of Africa.”

“I know he didn’t commit that offence. I don’t mind being proved wrong but I know I am ninety percent right.  Falae will not take money that doesn’t belong to him by right.

“He is not part of this $2.1b mess.  He admitted that his party collected the money but that he did not handle the money” he said.