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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Jonathan Replies Former EFCC Boss Farida Waziri Over Corruption Allegations

Goodluck Jonathan, immediate past President, has reacted to disparaging statement against his government by former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Farida Waziri.
Waziri had claimed that while in office, she arrested a suspect involved in oil subsidy scam and that immediately, she got a call from the Presidential villa, asking her to “release the suspect, because, in their words, ‘he is our person.
The former EFCC boss claimed that her refusal to release the suspect led to her removal from office few days later.
However, Jonathan in his reaction, described Farida’s claim as “lies.” Jonathan challenged the former EFCC boss to disclose the identity of the person or company she was investigating then that led to her removal.
In a tweet via his social media, the ex-President said failure to make public the identity of the person or company she was investigating indicates that “she was simply hired to attack me.”
If Farida is not telling lies, she should mention the person or company she was investigating and she was stopped, let the @officialEFCC investigate.
Crime has no statute bar. If she can’t, then she was simply hired to attack me
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said he is proud to have been the President under whom Nigeria made her best improvement in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International.

Farida Waziri
Mrs. Farida Waziri
He also said Mrs Waziri had a reputation for speaking ill of past admnistrations just to get into the good books of the present Government.
It is understandable that when there is a new government in power, people would want to ingratiate themselves to the new administration and one of the easiest way to do this is by demonizing the previous government.
Nigerians will remember that Mrs. Farida Waziri was appointed as the chairperson of the EFCC by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua in May 2008 under very controversial circumstances after the unceremonious removal of the pioneer Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu.
It will be recalled that after she was appointed, Mrs. Farida Waziri made some uncomplimentary remarks against former President Olusegun Obasanjo because he said “I know that the woman they brought in to replace Ribadu (Farida Waziri) was not the right person for that job”.


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