Atiku Vows to Probe President Buhari if Elected President
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has ramped up the rhetoric ahead of next year’s general election, saying he’ll investigate the arms procurement of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku made the declaration in an interview with BBC Hausa on Saturday, where he faulted the ongoing war against Boko Haram and other insurgents.
“Eight years after, Nigerian government is still fighting Boko Haram that are not professionally trained,” he said.
“I want to be the president of Nigeria because I would be able to do things I could not do as vice president. I will investigate how the government was unable to defeat Boko Haram for years. I will also investigate the procurement of arms bought by this administration.”
The Turakin Adamawa also vowed to tackle corruption, accusing the government of Buhari of protecting some persons who ought to be prosecuted.
“If Nigerians can recall, we initiated the Economic and Financial (Crimes) Commission (EFCC). I’m the person that sourced for the takeoff funds for the EFCC,” he said.
“In this administration, there are people who are untouchable, they are doing things that are not in order but they are being shielded by the government. If elected Nigeria’s president, my administration will not spare anybody. When I was in power, none of my relatives or friends was found wanting.”
He said he left the ruling All progressives Congress over its failure to implement reforms.
“The APC started on a wrong footing after President Buhari assumed office,” Abubakar said.
“After 2015 general election, I met the president and told him the activities of the party had been crippled and there was a need for restructuring.
“Also, the way the government was being run; I made my suggestions but it seemed they were deemed not important to them. I said to him, if things continued like this, I will quit but Buhari ignored it.”
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