Goodluck Jonathan Osundare says corruption was a welcome guest in President’s dining room

Osundare also said that Jonathan had given “corruption a well-furnished chair in his dining room” during his tenure.

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According to renowned poet, Niyi Osundare, President Goodluck Jonathan is to blame for the rise of corruption in Nigeria because he made the trend attractive.

Osundare also said that Jonathan had given “corruption a well-furnished chair in his dining room” during his tenure.

The poet made the comments on Sunday, May 17, 2015, during the annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture of the Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti, in Lagos.

“We have a President who saw no difference between right or wrong. Here is a President who saw no difference between stealing and corruption. The PDP offered transformation without change, motion without movement,” Osundare said.

“The President made evil deed attractive. People commit crimes and get away with it. As long as you belong to the President’s party or you know his wife, you are safe. A criminal runs to Aso Rock for being called a thief and the President shuts the gate and say, be not afraid,” he added.

Osundare also said that Nigeria had become a gigantic embarrassment rather than the giant of Africa.

The poet further urged President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to deliver on his campaign promises.

Buhari will take over from Jonathan on May 29, 2015.

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