The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari can’t succeed in his war against corruption.
The comment was made by a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Shuaib Oyedokun after Buhari said that corrupt Nigerians were using their ill-gotten wealth to fight him.
“If the President, who is fighting corruption, suddenly discovers that people who have stolen are using the proceeds of corruption to fight him, I think it is an admission of failure. Corruption cannot be fought with corruption,” Oyedokun told Punch on Thursday, November 17.
“The President must be able to fish out those fighting him with corruption and ensure they are tried. There are allegations of corruption among those that surround the President and his party members.
“He (Buhari) won’t succeed because he is using corruption to fight corruption. When someone loses a horse and he unknowingly tells the person that stole the horse to help him find the horse, would the owner ever find the horse?" he added.
Buhari made the comment on Thursday while meeting with the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the sidelines of the conference on climate change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco.