Former minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has stated that he would serve former president Goodluck Jonathan again if he had the opportunity.
He said this while comparing the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, government to the current All Progressives Congress, APC, administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The people of Nigeria are hurting under this government”, he told Vanguard.
On corruption, he stressed that the government should probe anyone indicted without fear or favour, adding that the greatest obstacle to national development is corruption.
“To some extent, I give kudos to the present president for confronting corruption headlong. I may not agree with some of the methods but the truth about it is that, corruption is a problem that every responsible leader must fight for a better tomorrow.
“I was part of the Jonathan administration that left a very buoyant economy in this country. Whether you like it or not, under Jonathan, the Nigerian economy became the strongest in Africa.
“You cannot take it away from him. It became the 26th strongest economy in the world. Under Jonathan, basic food ingredients and materials in the market were moderate in their prices.
“Today, by the exigencies of time and market forces and some of the negative policies that have been introduced by the current administration, everything have gone haywire and the economy is in bad shape.”
“But let me say, if you are talking about corruption, corruption in Nigeria is an endemic problem. Everybody knows about this, and so, those (APC members) who are claiming that they are angels now should know that the day of reckoning will come when everybody will give account of himself.”
Moro also spoke about the some of the contents of ‘On a Platter of Gold’ authored by a former minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who is now the APC spokesman.
His words: “One of the greatest wonders, by looking back, I have discovered is Bolaji Abdullahi. Each time I read about his comments about Jonathan and the administration, I kept wondering whether it is the same Bolaji Abdullahi who was in the cabinet with us because he appeared to me at a certain point as the golden boy of that cabinet.
“He was in sports, he was in youth development, as a matter of fact, Bolaji Abdullahi was one of the few ministers who supervised two ministries.
“I do not know about his interactions with Jonathan but I know about my interactions with Jonathan and I know that Jonathan as a president of this country was very passionate about Nigeria and moving Nigeria in the right direction.”