Afenifere Shuns Buhari For Claiming Babachir Isn’t Corrupt

Babachir Lawal

Afenifere, the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization has shunned President Muhammadu Buhari for clearing the allegations against the Secretary to the state Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal.

Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of the organization said “It is tragic that a presidency, whose sole credential is anti-corruption, would treat a monumental allegation against one of its principal officers this way.
“The presidency that has all the time to investigate the number of committee members, who did not sign a report, could not find time to investigate the grass-cutting activities of the SGF. It is the lowest low for the anti-corruption war.”
Earlier on, the Senate called for the SGF’s arrest and prosecution, following an Interim Report by its ad-hoc committee on mounting Humanitarian crisis in the North East which indicted him of fraud.
 He was alleged to have awarded contracts to a company he had link to as the Chairman of the Presidential Initiative of the North East (PINE).

 In a letter from the President, it was read on Tuesday by the Senate President that the President rejected the decision by the upper legislative house to sack Babachir Lawal as the SGF saying the reports were not true.