President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will not be distracted by baseless criticisms as he continues the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
Speaking to State House correspondents on issued raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the probe of the suspended EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the president was determined to eradicate chronic corruption.
He hit out at the PDP, saying corruption became so normalized by the main opposition party that they had difficulty defining what is “corruption” and “theft”.
The presidential spokesperson stated that the highly publicized charges and cases were as a result of President Buhari’s resolve to end corruption in Nigeria.
He said: “The large number of cases, new and old, may appear to be daunting but PDP, which is now heckling the President, has forgotten that the party bequeathed this to the current administration. They had a large number of cases they did not investigate and prosecute.”
Shehu said the process of investigation and prosecution to work instead of being preemptive about ongoing cases and unduly agitating the public.
“The current administration is handling many of the cases that the PDP should have dealt with and the new ones as they arise,” he said.