Ribadu ‘Give Buhari’s anti-corruption war a chance to succeed,’ Ex-EFCC Chairman says

Ribadu made the comment on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, during an event organized by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption in Abuja.

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Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has urged Nigerians to stop politicizing President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption.

Ribadu made the comment on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, during an event organized by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption in Abuja, Vanguard reports.

“I want to appeal to Nigerians to give the current government’s fight against corruption a chance and shun the undue politicisation of issues. There is no other way to prosecute anti-corruption than what we are witnessing presently,” he said.

“The effort has yielded appreciable result going by the unprecedented recoveries and the high profile cases being handled. The government and those in charge of the process deserve commendation and our collective support.

“This war is about the survival of our country and the right environment has to be created for the malfeasance to be cleaned and the right foundations and tools set for greater Nigeria.

“Unfortunately, emotions are often put forward before national interest thereby rubbishing what is otherwise noble and patriotic undertaking. Some of us that have done this work and those presently doing it, have been unduly vilified for nothing other than daring to confront the corruption monster. We need to change our attitude, if we are to make enduring headway in this all-important battle,” he added.

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Meanwhile, Ribadu has re-joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) after an earlier defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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