Senator Shehu Sani has said that the ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria should not be mixed with politics.

Sani, who represents the Kaduna Central Senatorial Distric, made the comments on Tuesday, December 2, 2015, at the 8th Forum of the laureates of Nigerian National Order of Merit in Abuja, according to Premium Times.

“Corruption has consequences as seen in the arrest of those in charge of security in the last administration. Insurgency is for some industry, business enterprise and means of making money. Even Governors would say they allocate hundreds of millions to security but when you go there you won’t find anything,” Sani said.

“Politics mixed with corruption will take us nowhere. It is only in Nigeria that one says because somebody has contributed to the success of the ruling party, corruption charges should be withdrawn against him. But if he falls out of favour tomorrow, then, EFCC will bring up the remaining charges.

“If Saraki is tried for falsely declaring his assets since 2003, CCB should do same to all others who served in that era. Many issues that have to do with laws are stained by politics and they lose their credibility,” he added.

Sani was referring to the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

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Saraki is being accused of assets declaration fraud allegedly committed while he was governor of Kwara State.


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