AFENIFERE, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari government against shielding any political officeholder in the ongoing war on corruption, declared that there should be no cover up in the war ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria, saying any political office holder involved in the act of corruption should be made to face the wrath of the law.
The group specifically wants the serving minsters mentioned in recently for allegedly trying to pervert the course of justice to resign and face prosecution.
The Afenifere’s stance was contained in the communiqué issued at the end of the monthly meeting of the association at the residence of Reuben Fasoranti, an elder statesman in Akure, capital of Ondo State, on Tuesday, October 25.
The communiqué, read by Yinka Odumakin, publicity secretary of the group, said:”For the ministers who have been mentioned for attempting to pervert the course of justice, we are asking that such ministers should step aside immediately as ministers of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
”After that, they should go through due process of the law to either ascertain their innocence or not, they should be punished according to the laws of the land. So, we cannot be saying only judges that have accused should be investigated. Ministers too, who have been accused should step aside and face prosecution.”
According to the communiqué, Afenifere also frowned at the recent alleged raid on homes of some judges by the men of Directorate of State Security, DSS, saying, it was not the duty of the DSS to investigate corruption, “Investigating corruption is within the purview of the EFCC, ICPC and the police.”
— Oct 26, 2016 @ 15:40 GMT