President Buhari
President Buhari

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has stated that the Federal government is not being selective in its anti corruption war.
The Attorney General made the assertion, yesterday, while speaking at the ongoing Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, conference in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Malami, who fielded questions from conferees, insisted that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, the current fight against corruption in the country was not selective, pointing out that the fight against corruption was not targeted at any particular political party.
The AGF said: “On the issue of being lopsided in the fight against corruption, I think the question should be that is there any reasonable ground for suspicion of the commission of an offence. It is not about whether they (offenders) are PDP or APC.
“As lawyers, you have at your disposal the Freedom of Information Act and the right to seek for support for the prosecution of those suspected to have committed any offence.”
He, however, stated that plans were underway for the amendment of the Electoral Act and added that a committee would soon be established to achieve the purpose.
Also speaking, a former Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo State, Mr. Mike Igini, lamented the level of poverty in the country and urged the Federal Government to tackle the economic problems facing the country while fighting corruption.
He said: “The belief and faith in democracy is on what it can achieve. All those elected into public offices have only one year, five months to perform. The truth is that 2018 is a campaign year while 2019 is for elections.
“So, they have till 2017 to fulfil their electoral promises. Consequently, looking at what is available, one should look at the law and see how we can tackle our economic problems while also fighting corruption.”
In his remarks, a human right activist, Mr. Ken Asuwete, called on the Federal Government to address cases of human right abuses in the country.
Asuwete explained that the change mantra of the Federal Government should not be limited to only the recovery of stolen funds.


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