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Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, says the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari is “like Satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner”.
Fayose was reacting to the secret recall and reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pensions Reform Task Force, who had fled the country after he was declared wanted by the Police and the EFCC following allegations of fraud.
According to the Governor, events in the country have lent credence to his prediction that the level corruption under Buhari would be unprecedented.
The Ministry of Interior confirmed that Maina was recently posted to the ministry, as the new Director in charge of its human resources department.
Reacting to the development via his Twitter handle, Fayose said he was not surprised as he had consistently maintained that the so-called anti-corruption campaign of the Buhari administration is targeted at perceived political opponents.
“Fellow Nigerians, are you now convinced that Buhari’s anti-corruption fight is like Satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner?” he wrote.
“Didn’t I tell Nigerians that Buhari was not fighting any corruption? Didn’t I say that Buhari was only after his political opponents?
“I said it then that the kind of corruption that will be witnessed in this government of Buhari will be unprecedented, am I not being vindicated?”
Maina’s recall is believed to have been orchestrated by Abdulrahman Dambazzau, Minister of Interior, and Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
He is also believed to be enjoying some sort of protection by the Department of State Services (DSS) who have provided a safe house for him in Abuja.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has expressed readiness to re-arrest Maina if he shows up to assume his new appointment at the Interior Ministry.