The Presidency has uncovered plans by politicians with intellectual and moral bankruptcy to destroy national institutions and everything good about Nigeria.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity made the allegation when he reacted to recent interview by former Jigawa governor Sule Lamido.
He said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday that the politicians were particularly targeting the destruction of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the courts. Shehu accused Lamido, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of nursing a grand plan to thwart the on-going war against corruption.
He, however, described the attacks by Lamido on President Muhammadu Buhari “as “a reflection of the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the opposition in the country. “It is only in Nigeria that a leader will divert money belonging to the public into his children’s account then turns round to start pontificating on public morals, in the process subjecting the nation’s honest leadership to daily attacks based on falsehood.
“It is even worse that such a person, facing criminal prosecution will start going round saying he wants to be president. Is this not one of the reasons why other countries are laughing at Nigeria? ”This is hooliganism. It is not opposition politics,’’ Shehu noted.