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Wole Soyinka Says Many People Should Be In Jail If Buhari Was Fighting Corruption

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Soyinka noted that corruption cases involving some state governors over whom much evidence had already been gathered suddenly died down with none tangible reason.
The playwright stated this on an African Independent Television’s program, Kakaaki, adding that the system had been so corrupted that cases were stretched into silence by all types of technicalities.
He said, “There are numerous people that should be in prison if this government had not run out of steam, then the system is being manipulated.
“There are cases where the prosecution had reached the extent where evidence had been given on governors who had been stealing and depositing in bits and pieces so as to not flout a particular regulation.
“I mean cases are taken there to level and suddenly, silence.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which I backed solidly ever since the times of (Nuhu) Ribadu, altogether sorts of ways; we not can distinguish from right and left.”
Asked whether the National Assembly, dominated by the All Progressives Congress, wasn’t putting enough pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari, he said NASS had tons of labour to try to its relationship with the President.
However, Soyinka said the will of some lawmakers for committee positions “where I feel all the goodies are shared” has made them compromise.
He added, “It is that the responsibility of the constituency to remind them of those derelictions; these failures to return up to scratch needless to say once they come around next for elections.”

 

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