Coming To Equity With Soiled Hands By Francis Gbenga Silas

  • TheTick Times Saturday Oct 22, 2016

Every patriotic Nigerian desires the surgical excision of the cancerous tumor called corruption from the polity. Most objective Nigerians believe that if truly the war against corruption must be won, it must be all encompassing, sincere, unbiased and above all the rule of law must be strictly adhered to. The war against corruption under Buhari's watch has being partisan, selective, vindictive and politically motivated.

The recent arrest of justices by the DSS portend grave danger to our democracy and the Nation in general. For the first time in the annals of history of our nation, the Executive and the Judiciary are publicly involve in a show down with one another.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola, one of the seven justices arrested by the DSS had written to the CJN and the NJC of the reason for his arrest. He said it has to do with the bail he granted Sambo Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu. Justice John Okoro and Justice Syvester Ngwuta deposed to an affidavit in court, that the reason for their arrest was not unconnected with their refusal to pervert justice.They claimed Rotimi Amechi and Ogbonaya Onu approached them to remove the PDP governors in Ekiti, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Eboyin state to make room for the APC.

Most sincere Nigerians have being calling for the thorough and dispassionate investigation into the allegations and counter allegations in order to established the truth.

All the accusations of corruption against APC members and those in the good book of Mr president had all been swept under the carpet. Abba Kyari, Buhari's chief of staff accused of receiving a 500 million naira bribe from MTN had been ignored. Babarchir Lawal, secretary to the Federal Government was accused of clearing grasses with 270 million naira at the IDP camp while millions in the camp are daily starving to death, is yet to attract investigative attention.

He who comes to equity must come with clean hands. But how clean are the hands of Buhari?

(The article has been formatted to meet the standard of TheTick Times, but the intents are intact )

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