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#SoundOff: The Worst Has Happened To Buhari’s Regime, According To Buhari

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s either President Muhammadu Buhari does not understand the meaning of decent or he’s simply fooled Nigerians!

How could Buhari say that the worst thing that would happen to his administration would be appointing compromised persons and still nominate the likes of Rotimi Amaechi, Tunde Fashola, and Kayode Fayemi into his cabinet? These are three former governors with corruption allegations circling their heads and loads of petitions before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Why did anyone call Buhari a man of integrity in the first place or is this what integrity means to them; to say a thing and do another?

Read a Punch report of July 27, 2015, Compromised Nigerians Won’t Be Ministers – Buhari and find excerpts below where Buhari said that today’s events represent the “worst” thing that could happen to his administration.

“President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said in assembling those who will work with him, especially ministers, he would avoid compromised Nigerians and those he described as ‘hostages’.

“He said those who belong to the two categories were Nigerians who had compromised personal and professional integrity in the past as well as those who had somebody tele-guiding them from behind the scene at the expense of the nation.

“Buhari said this while featuring on a live programme, ‘Good Morning Nigeria’, on the Nigerian Television Authority.

“He said he needed decent, patriotic, hardworking technocrats and politicians to work with him in order to achieve his dream of repositioning the country.

“He said the worst thing that could happen to his administration was to get compromised persons to be in charge of institutions, adding that such people would be ineffective and unpatriotic.”

Euphemia Udanoh is an author, scriptwriter, and youth activist. She can be reached by email. Connect with her on Facebook.

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