Friday, April 1, 2016
NIGERIANS ARE NOT FED UP WITH CORRUPTION YET - FEMI ARIBISALA
“There is no fight against corruption in Nigeria. And if there’s no fight against corruption, you can’t even talk about war. Corruption cannot be narrowly defined the way Ezekwesili defined it, only relating to public institutions. We are corrupt in Nigeria. The plumber, the tailor, the whole society is corrupt. And, we have not yet taken a decision, we have not yet gotten to a point where we are fed up. I mean, she (Mrs. Ezekwesili) had given an example of Hong Kong where people became fed up and said enough is enough. We have not reached that situation yet, I don’t know why not, but we certainly have not.
The 2015 election was not an anti-corruption election. We did not have any political party that presented an anti-corruption mandate to us. The party that won the election was just a makeover of the PDP, I mean, the PDP people moved from the PDP to the APC. If they were corrupt when they were in PDP, they became clean now that they are in APC. So there is no mandate against corruption. If President Buhari was determined to fight against corruption, my feeling is that he gave up after losing election three times. Because the fourth time, he formed an alliance with people who he despised before. And they were not necessarily people who had a track record of being (sic) anti-corruption. So today, I don’t know who is anti-corruption.” - Femi Aribisala.
Icheoku says give it up to Femi Aribisala for taking it to the APC government and their pretentious war on corruption. A government populated by people who are mired in corruption themselves, but who choose to pretend otherwise and you wonder where such pharisaic tendency will ever lead Nigeria to.