In response to a headline story in a national newspaper of Wednesday, April 26, entitled: BUHARI’S GOVT HARASSING MY FAMILY, SAYS JONATHAN.
The presidency has said that no one has any reason to fear any form of prosecution if they have no skeleton in their cupboard stating clearly that the anti corruption crusade of this administration is not targeted at anybody
A statement by the Special Adviser on a media and Publicity to the President Mr. Femi Adesina, while defending the President Buhari administration said
” We make bold to state unequivocally that President Buhari harasses nobody; he merely allows the law to take its course. For the umpteenth time, we say that anybody without skeleton in his or her cupboard, has nothing to fear about the bared fangs of the anti-corruption initiative. Fear belongs only to those who have abused trust while in office. Anybody who feels aggrieved is free to approach the courts to seek redress or justice. President Buhari believes in the rule of law and that is why his campaign against corruption is anchored on that plank. ”
With regard to President Buhari’s anti-graft style, which the former president deprecates, the Presidential spokesman said given the scale of revelations and recoveries so far by the anti-corruption agencies, it is obvious that corruption had an uninhibited course during our recent past. In any case, time will give the verdict on whose style of fighting corruption ultimately yielded the most dividends. For now, Adesina added that President Buhari is resolute and single-minded in the fact that his crusade against graft is not targeted at any individual or group. He firmly believes that national interest must always be placed above personal interest, no matter who is involved.
According to the story, former President Goodluck Jonathan made the allegation in a new book, “Against The Run of Play”, written by the Chairman of ThisDayEditorial Board, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi.
The former president also reportedly disagreed with the style being used by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in fighting corruption.