President admits challenges in anti-corruption war
By Akpo Ometan
Almost at the close of a term in office in which he has staked almost everything on a programme of fighting corruption, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that the war against corruption has been a most difficult battle to prosecute.
Amidst a gale of criticism from his rivals and observers that the administration may have jumped into a fight that had not been properly defined nor its prosecuting elements fully isolated, Buhari is now saying that his administration has been slow in fighting the monster on account of systemic bottlenecks.
The president made the observation as he addressed representatives of the Federal Capital Territory community, who had paid him homage at his residence, Tuesday in Abuja.
“It’s not Baba that is slow but the system. So, I am going by this system and I hope we will make it,” he said.
The All Progressives Congress, APC campaign for the 2019 Presidential Election upon which Buhari is seeking re-election opens Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with subsequent campaign rallies scheduled to hold in each of the five other geo-political zones of the country.