The Federal Government, yesterday, got more knocks over its decision to clear the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on his acquisition of properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. The National Conscience Party (NCP) described the action of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as a ridicule to his anti-corrup­tion campaign.
Speaking to Daily Sun on the clean bill of health handed the army chief, National General Secretary of the party, Comrade Ayodele Akele noted that it was a double standard, which has shown clear the ambivalent stand of government on anti-corrup­tion war.
He said President Buhari’s administration was not sincere about its so-called anti-corruption campaign. “The allegation against Buratai is a grievous of­fence which the government should have used to serve as deterrent to other civil servants. “Apart from the allegation, human rights abuse in Buratai’s tenure is something that must be looked into; this government need not to be prompted be­fore it ‘handcuffs’ Buratai. “Buratai’s clearance is a big shame and a dent on the war against corruption being fought by Presi­dent Buhari. It also shows that the corruption war is a witch-hunt and selective,” he said.
Also, the national deputy chairman of Joint Ac­tion Front (JAF), Achike Chide, condemned the ac­tion in clear terms.He stated tha the clearance has vindicated oppo­sitions who were crying of witch-hunting.
“This government does not mean business on anti-corruption war. I believe it has exposed the hy­pocrisy of the Buhari administration as not fighting the war against corruption on a clean slate.

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