The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has stated that corruption remains to be ongoing underneath President Muhammadu Buhari administration
Cardinal Onaiyekan lamenting about killings and state of the nation, stated corruption is being perpetrated by these nearer to the President, including that corruption goes past stealing of cash.
He stated rigging of election in whichever means is worse than stealing billions of cash that belong to the individuals.
The cleric stated this in an interview with Good Shepherd, a Catholic Newspaper printed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja on the sideline of the 2019 Cathedraticum Mass of the Bwari Deanary at St. James Dawaki, Onaiyekan
Based on him, “a state of affairs in Nigeria the place Mr. President doesn’t see anyone competent besides those that are from his village or faith, then that’s gross corruption.
Assessing the struggle towards corruption by the Buhari authorities, Onaiyekan stated “It isn’t what I feel that the present authorities has fought corruption to a standstill, it’s what all people sees round us on a regular basis. Everyone agrees now that proper underneath the nostril of Mr. President, stealing remains to be occurring.
“The one factor is that, the media can not say it as freely as they used to say it underneath (former President) Goodluck Jonathan. However the reality is there.
“However for my part, corruption will not be solely a matter of stealing cash, there are different issues which can be worse than stealing cash. If a authorities will not be honest within the issues it says to the individuals, that’s gross corruption.
“Rigging election in no matter means is even worse than stealing billions as a result of within the rigging of elections, you steal my vote which has no financial worth; even the complaints that individuals are having about biased methods of appointment of key officers.
“When you have a state of affairs in Nigeria the place Mr. President doesn’t see anyone competent besides those that are from his village or faith, then that’s gross corruption.”
Cardinal Onaiyekan additionally appealed to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government arm of presidency to chorus from controlling the judiciary, in order to permit judges the free hand to hold out their constitutional duties with out pointless stress from the chief arm of presidency.