OPINIONS - Posted on: 28th Jan. 2021 at 10:04AM
Nigeria's Professor Wole Soyinka has said the administration of the President Muhammadu Buhari has lost its enthusiasm towards the fight against corruption. Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka popularly known as Wole Soyinka, Wednesday spoke on how corrupt the system had become as court cases were elongated with court argot.

The first Sub-Saharan African to be awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 made this known at the TV programme,  Kakaaki which was gathered by our reporter. The skilled playwright, Soyinka inquired why the National Assembly has refused to take actions as the executive are hesitant on restructuring. 

He said "There are so many people who should be in prison if this government had not run out of steam, and so the system is being manipulated. There are cases where the prosecution had been given on governors who had been stealing and depositing in bits and pieces so as not to flout a certain regulation. I mean cases have been taken to that level and suddenly, silence. The EFCC, which I back solidly ever since the days of Nuhu Ribadu, in all kinds of ways, we no longer know the distinguishing from rights and left."

Professor Wole further said that most unscrupulous lawyers only fight for committee positions where the benefits are.

"And it is the responsibility of the constituency to remind them of this dereliction, these failures to come up to scratch as expected when they come round next for elections", he concluded.

- Written by Mary Abazuo

Posted by: Emdee David

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