General Oladipo Diya, a former Vice-President under the Sani Abacha regime, has stated that he anticipates a difficult battle ahead for President–elect General Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption as he would have to operate in a democratic setting this time around.
Diya also said Buhari and Vice–Presiedent–elect Professor Yemi Osinbajo, need God to be able to tackle corruption in Nigeria without being frustrated.
He spoke of working with Buhari during Military regimes saying, “I have worked under him as a Military Governor when he was the Head of State and the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces.
“And when I was Nigeria’s military Vice-President or Chief of General Staff then and we appointed him as the Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF, he gave us conditions before accepting the offer, to work independently and not be under the control of anybody and we accepted.
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“At the end, he did a good job and we found nothing like fraudulent practice in the commission. So, I can vouch for him anytime.
“Things like command allowance, security votes and other allowances were stopped.
“No Military Governor could travel outside the country or award any contract without approval from the Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, who himself got directives from the Commander-in-chief.
“In fact, no Military Governor was allowed to travel outside Africa.”
Gen. Diya, however expressed phobia of Buhari ability to fight corruption in a democratic setting where constitutional procedures which are sometimes frustrating must be followed and not decrees.
Post-Nigeria News – Culled from http://www.post-nigeria.com/buhari-cannot-fight-corruption-under-a-democracy-gen-oladipo-diya/