Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the successes his anti-corruption fight has so far recorded.
This was as he applauded the President for his bold step in probing the $2.1bn arms fund allegedly misappropriated by some high profile individuals and military officers in the country.
Makarfi said, “Now, if you look at the centre, go to the $2.1billion arms money. $2.1billion is about N700 billion. If you total the money that was said to have been diverted into politics, it’s not even up to five per cent of this money. So, you have 95 per cent that the military and the bureaucracy should account for.
“They will only look at the politicians. Mind you, it is this military and bureaucracy that really knew right from the beginning that, that money was for arms. Those politicians were only given a task.”
“Let’s even know where the problem lies and stop thinking that ‘oh, it’s PDP!’ I agree, where we did wrong, we will accept. So, this matter of corruption is not an issue limited only to PDP. If you continue to look at it that way, you will be missing the point,” he added.