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Buhari’s AU outing, a pass mark for EFCC, says group


former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa. Photo: Twitter/mbuhari

The League of Patriotic Lawyers says President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on anti-corruption at the African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia reveals that the world acknowledges that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was truly prosecuting the war against corruption.

During a press briefing in Lagos, the chairman of the group, Mr. Abubakar Yesufu, said: “Allowing President Muhammadu Buhari to speak and head a session on anti-corruption crusade at the conference is a glowing tribute to the determination by the Ibrahim Magu-led EFCC to wrestle corruption to the ground. Indeed, Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Part to African Transformation, the topic of discussion, was apt.

“ We urge President Buhari to ensure that this fight is taken seriously. We also enjoin him not to allow any attempt at frustrating the anti-corruption team and its leadership. The League observes that the team is being threatened in the discharge of its duties.

“Worthy of note for discussion is the very incisive letter by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Buhari.

“The League wants the President to declare the criminal elements among Fulani herdsmen terrorists. We want the President to address the issue of true federalism like restructuring, devolution of power, fiscal federalism and state police before the next election in 2019.’’

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