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Extend Anti-corruption War to Cabinet Members, Yoruba Forum Tells Buhari

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF), yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to also beam the searchlight of his anti-corruption crusade on some members of his cabinet whose names were being mentioned in slush funds.
The forum yesterday said: “For the anti-corruption fight to achieve its objectives, it needs to be less selective and more thorough.
“Special courts must be set up for speedy trials of corruption allegations, the Bar and the Bench must first be cleansed of corruption and people found guilty of corruption must be jailed and shamed to deter others.”
The group stated in an open letter to President Buahri and read by the Vice Chairman, Mr. Ayo Ladigbolu, who represented the Chairman, Rt. Reverend Bolanle Gbonigi, at the Ikenne country home of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
YUF noted that it was not captivated by the president’s fight against corruption as it argued that only news of stolen funds were being heard no culprit has been sent to jail so far.
 They declared that the fight lacked required thoroughness, fairness and diligent investigation, as they called for stoppage of plea bargaining in cases of graft.
The group noted that it was constrained to write an open letter to the president having tried unsuccessfully in the last six months to secure audience with him at the State House.


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