A member of the National Assembly, Mr Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, on Thursday called on Nigeria to support President Muhammadu Buhari and anti-graft agencies in the fight against corruption.
Agbonayinma, a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Constituency of Edo in the House of Representatives, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He said that the wish of every patriotic Nigerian should be for the fight against corruption in the country to succeed.
“Anybody that does not want to support the fight against corruption does not mean well for the country.
“People should support the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), support the Attorney-General of the Federation for us to succeed in the fight against corruption,’’ he said.
The lawmaker pointed out that everybody should get involved in the anti-graft crusade and fight, saying that it was not for the president and anti-corruption agencies alone.
He said that Nigerians should not see the ongoing clampdown against alleged corrupt judicial officers as witch hunt.
According to him, the level of corruption in the country is too high and it is all sectors of the economy and all levels and arms of government, and if not addressed, will destroyed the system.
“Corruption is not limited to a particular sector of the economy but cuts across all sectors, including the judiciary.
“People in the petroleum sector who constituted themselves as cabal robbing the country of big income must be pursued and fished and prosecuted.
“Tomorrow you will see that when the president is trying to fight the cabal to apprehend them, people will say he does not follow due process.
“Don’t be surprised to hear such statement when the cabal is apprehended and brought to book; you hear some Nigerians crying that the president did not follow due process,’’ Agbonayinma said.
He urged all stakeholders, including the media and civil society organisations, to beam their searchlight on corrupt agencies and individuals in the country.