Orji Uzor Kalu, the former Abia state governor declared that he can fight corruption better than President Buhari. He also pointed out that if former president Obasanjo is not arrested then Buhari has not started anything.
Kalu is currently standing trial for allegedly stealing some huge amount of money from Abia state government when he was governor from 1999 to 2007. He said this when he spoke at the quarterly public lecture series of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) held in Abuja.
Read what he said….
My prosecution is political. Our accounts in Abia state were transparent under my watch. The US knows, the UK knows. I have been given a red carpet in these two countries. I have been given a red carpet in China. In fact, I am stronger in fighting corruption than President Buhari because he is not fighting it well. I have recovered peoples’ money and given them back. I am a creator of wealth at every level. If any court finds me to be corrupt, it should jail me. Corruption is the bane of this country. A corrupt judge, corrupt politician are worse than an armed robber. Nigerians should start electing presidents that have meaning and gut to take decisions. President Buhari has got some guts but he should arrest Obasanjo for us to know that corruption is working. Without arresting Obasanjo, he has not started fighting corruption because Obasanjo took away our $16 billion electricity money. So, unless he arrests Obasanjo, corruption is not being fought in Nigeria.”