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Nigeria witnessed the ‘ugliest phase of corruption’ under Buhari, says Bishop Kukah

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The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said that Nigeria witnessed the worst phase of corruption during the last administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kukah, who stated this while delivering a keynote speech at the 60th call to bar anniversary celebration of Afe Babalola, in Ado Ekiti on Monday, noted that Nigerians witnessed the worst phase of corruption under the last administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kukah noted that even though corruption did not start under the last administration, they amplified it in moral, financial, and other terms.

“We have seen the worst phase of corruption in Nigeria. Femi Falana, my friend here, will speak about that because he has published a series of articles talking about what happened under the Buhari administration.

“They were not the ones who caused corruption, but I think in the last administration, we saw the ugliest phase of corruption, whether in moral terms, financial terms, or other terms,” Kukah said.

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The clergyman lamented that Nigeria is sharing its sovereignty, which is guaranteed in the constitution, with bandits and other terrorists.

He said that nobody is excited now about being a Nigerian, even if they are presidents or Senators, as the country is literally being held hostage by people who threaten the very existence of our democracy and country.

Kukah noted that a lot of Nigerians have lost faith in the judiciary but added that he considers the judiciary a victim in the same way every other institution in Nigeria is suffering a crisis.

According to him, Nigeria should not yet assume that it is a democracy but instead assume that it is matching towards democracy, which means rebuilding Nigeria “after the kind of mess the last administration has left the country.”

The Bishop said it is time to rebuild the country, adding that no matter what happens at the Supreme Court concerning the election, he is convinced that Nigerians have put the “ugly past” behind them.

The event celebrating 60 years at the bar of the founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, attracted a host of dignitaries, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Femi Falana, SAN, and former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku, among others.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138

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