Corruption: Why Buhari cannot touch ex- President Jonathan, others – Prof Sagay

Corruption: Why Buhari cannot touch ex- President Jonathan, others – Prof Sagay

Saturday, April 7, 2018 1:59 pm

Professor Itse sagay:

Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption says Nigeria is not yet ‘matured enough’ for former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan who allegedly looted the treasury to be put on trial.

Sagay was reacting to questions on why the Buhari administration has been complaining about alleged looting of the treasury under the administration of Jonathan instead of prosecuting leader who presided over the massive theft of public funds in an interview with Punch newspaper.

“It will take a long time, when we’ve developed and become more mature, to do that kind of thing. Right now, if you touch a former president, the storm that it will bring will be so diversionary and disturbing that it will affect your capacity to do positive things for the citizens. In my own thinking, you have to leave them alone and go for those who carried out the act of looting.

“There is a radical change in the government right now, but talking about the arrest of former presidents, I don’t think we are ripe for it.

“There will be too many sentiments; people will threaten to carry arms to defend their ‘son’. Nigeria is not an easy country.

“One must step as if one is on eggshell; do what you can do now, and suspend what you can’t do now because of our immature culture. Maybe this will change in the future.

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