President Muhammadu Buhari has once again reaffirmed his commitment to make Nigeria a corrupt-free nation.
Buhari said his administration would not spare any corrupt public official, including members of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The President, who is currently on a four-day visit to the United States, said this during an interview with the CNN anchor, Christiane Amanpour.
“If any of my associates or party member is indicted of corruption, they cannot escape justice. There is not going to be any APC member or any close personality found guilty that would escape justice,” he said.
Buhari during the interview asserted that it was too early for people to start judging him on his campaign promises, adding that it won’t happen overnight.
He said, “I think I can be held accountable for my promises in the next quarters I have ahead of me. I think it is too early for anybody to pass judgement on my campaign promises.”
The president said he hoped to hook up with his host, Obama in Nigeria in no distant time.
“I wouldn’t say I was disappointed that President Obama did not choose to visit Nigeria but I wish that he would change his mind and come to Nigeria. Well, I asked him to come and would send a formal invitation,” he said.
GDI Natl. Officer Killed
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers, Mr. Olala Osondu, was on Tuesday shot and killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins.
Osondu, was until his murder, an ex-officio member of the Grassroot Development Initiative in Rivers, and the Secretary of the PDP in the area.
The deceased was said to have been trailed by the gunmen to his house located off Ada-George in Port Harcourt around 12.30am.
Osondu, according to sources, was returning from a meeting when the incident happened.
It was also gathered that the wife to the deceased said she heard two gunshots few seconds after sighting her husband’s car in the dark.
The wife of the deceased was said to have been shocked when she later found that her husband was dead ostensibly from the two gunshots she heard earlier.
Nothing was taken away from the deceased vehicle, even as his assailants took to their heels after hitting their target.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, who confirmed the incident, told newsmen that the police had begun investigation with a view to unravelling those behind the incident.