Senate President Bukola Saraki has declared that the possible inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole,over alleged bribery will make nonsense of the anti-graft war of the Federal Government.
Oshiomhole is alleged to have received bribe from some aspirants in the recently conducted primaries of the APC.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said Oshiomhole’s case required a thorough probe.
His words: “The failure of the President to get to the root of the matter will finally destroy his ability and that of the party to continue to talk of any anti-graft battle. The President should let the investigation be thorough, open and transparent. This is no time for any cover-up.”
Saraki stated that Nigerians were eagerly awaiting how Buhari would handle Oshiomhole’s case.
“Nigerians are waiting to see how the President will handle the serious allegations against his party chairman. We expect the President with his anti-corruption campaign to institute thorough and transparent investigation into the allegations against his party chairman,” he said.
Saraki maintained that until the outcome of a thorough investigation is known to Nigerians and the APC chairman is cleared of the allegations against him, Oshiomhole is not on a firm ground to talk about morality or fight against corruption.
He described the threat by the former Edo State Governor to sue him over his statement that Oshiomhole ought to quit politics on moral grounds over the allegations against him, as an empty threat.
Saraki said he would be ready to meet Oshiomhole in court.