Corruption: Abati Reacts to Tambuwal’s Criticism, Says Jonathan Will Not Condone Proven Corruption
Special Adviser on Public Affair to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati has reacted to the comment credited to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwwal that the president is encouraging corruption by shielding persons who have been found wanting.
The presidential spokesperson who took to his twitter handle on Tuesday morning to respond to the criticism described the comment by the speaker as “unfortunate”, ati, has described the criticisms by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, of President Goodluck Jonathan’s anti-corruption effort as “unfortunate.”
Mr. Abati said this via his twitter handle, @abati1990, on Tuesday morning in response to criticisms by the speaker of Mr. Jonathan’s anti-corruption effort.
Speaker Tambuwal had at a one day roundtable to mark the international anti-corruption day organised by the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA accused the president of shielding corrupt government official even after they have been found wanting.
But Mr. Abati, in a series of tweets, said, “Tambuwal should focus more on the efforts of the administration in fighting corruption, and comment on what he knows. The administration is not going to fight corruption on the basis of mere speculation, or the bad politics being played by some people. I think it is unfortunate that a man that is occupying such a high office is talking about body language”
“He is certainly in a position to know the truth and defend both his party and the government. He should make the effort to know that government is investigating various matters & working on them in accordance with due process. President Jonathan will not condone any act of proven corruption. The fight against corruption is ultimately a collective responsibility,” the president’s spokesperson added.
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