Obasanjo has once again taken a jibe at President Muhammadu Buhari, but this time, he tells him to fight corruption with his nose.
According to The Nation, the former president in an interview with German International Broadcasting outlet, Deutsche Welle, said the victory against corruption cannot be attained when it abounds within the corridors of power. He said the anti-corruption campaign by the Buhari-led administration has been prevented from coming to fruition by Buhari’s inner circle.
Obasanjo said if he were president, “I would make sure people in charge of anti-corruption institutions are people of integrity. There is no point in fighting corruption beyond you and you have corruption on your nose.”
He also spoke on the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), saying the movement will help Nigerians create a new order of politics, moving away from the former system where every Nigerian is truly represented.
He said, “It (Coalition for Nigeria) is not an old wine in a new bottle, but a new wine in a new bottle. I will not stand in the way of that movement if it decides to become a party. But in that case, I will withdraw.”