Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to thread gently in his anti-corruption fight.
Fasehun gave the advice while speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent on Thursday. He said, ”Look, I am appealing to those in power not to dig into some of these reported scams because it may unearth situations the government itself may not wish to unearth. With the way they are going, national leaders are being involved and a country boasts of its national leaders”.
”By the time you downgrade every national leader, you disgrace and embarrass them, and there will be no country to think of. I understand plea bargaining is going on, that is good enough”.
Also speaking on whether he was shocked when it was reported that Afenifere leader , Olu Falae, collected part of the arms deal money Fasehun said, ”I know Olu Falae will not commit that atrocity. I can vouch for him that he will not. When we were in detention together, I used to call him ‘pastor’. He is one of the cleanest men to come out of Africa”.
”I know he didn’t commit that offence. I don’t mind being proved wrong but I know I am ninety percent right. Falae will not take money that doesn’t belong to him by right. He is not part of this $2.1b mess. He admitted that his party collected the money but that he did not handle the money”.