The Presidency has warned that it will not succumb to media attacks nor be deterred by false accusations by disgruntled elements to quench its anti-graft war. The Presidency said this in its reaction to retired Colonel Dangiwa Umar’s media attacks against the ongoing anti-corruption campaign.
Umar had accused the government of being unfair in the war against corruption. But presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Monday, condemned Umar’s media attack, noting that despite the various accusations, no one has so far come forth with any evidence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s selective approach to the war against corruption.
He noted that the Buhari’s administration has offended a number of Nigerian elite, who have over the years benefitted from various forms of corruption. He stated that all the agencies involved in the war against corruption are allowed freedom to carry out their responsibilities, without any interference whatsoever from the Presidency.
Shehu however challenged anyone or organization with any evidence of bias or partiality in the fight against corruption to make it public.