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Buhahari’s anti-corruption joke has gone too far

President Buhahari has jetted off to Washington for a four-day trip.

The agenda includes high-level talks with President Barack Obama and other senior officials of the United States government on the “war against terrorism, against corruption and improved trade between Nigeria and the United States of America”.

Buhari’s delegation for a visit, in which he plans to talk about his “war against corruption”, includes some of the most corrupt governors the country has ever had he misfortune to endure. They include Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo and former cult member and ex governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi.

Amaechi on his way to the US with Buhari
Amaechi on his way to the US with Buhari

These people have looted millions of dollars from their states’ treasury, and Buhari must surely be aware of this, considering it was estimated by a source that about 30% of his presidential campaign funds came from Amaechi. The US must be aware of the fraudsters in Buhari’s delegation too.

So who is fooling who with this anti-corruption charade? The US has claimed that it will help Nigeria recover millions of dollars in stolen funds by public officials. Is this some cunning plan by Buhari to extradite Amaechi and co to the US where they can be hit with money laundering charges like Fifa officials?

If Buhari is taking Amaechi, Okorocha and company to war against corruption discussions, he might as well take Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram with him too, considering they are also going to be discussing the war against terrorism.

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