OrderPaperToday – President Muhammadu Buhari cannot win the anti corruption war except he enlists the support of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and other leaders of the national assembly.
This is the view of Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad as expressed in a lecture titled “War on corruption: Role of the media in implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, (ACJA) 2015” organized by the Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Ahmad said the war against corruption being championed by the President since he assumed office on May 29th this year will be a mirage if he fails to build a harmonious relationship with leaders of the legislature and receive their buy-in.
According to the Kwara speaker, “How do you win the war on corruption despite political will of the legislature, which is constitutionally empowered to expose corruption, believes it is kept at arm’s length?
“I think a robust strategy for an administration that has only four years and that seeks to attack corruption frontally will be to support the legislature in exposing corruption, support the media in monitoring the process and mobilising the citizens accordingly.
“The executive will then implement the legislative recommendations as it deems fit, and then the few that so deserve are now turned over for adjudication. This is my thesis on the current fight against corruption and how ACJA can be a formidable tool in that regard.”