Not sure of his next action, President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly in possession of some letters written by former president Goodluck Jonathan implicating him of corruption, Punch is reporting. According to the report, Mr Jonathan in some of the letter had requested “off-budget funds”- which means as funds not provided for or included in the regular Federal Government budget; funded by sources other than the federal budget. This information is contained in in Buhari’s authorised biography, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, written by Prof. John Paden. But the author said the President’s purpose of waging the corruption war was not to jail former top government officials but to retrieve the stolen funds.
He said the stability of the nation’s political system seemed to be at stake if the EFCC should go after Jonathan or any former President or military leader for that matter. “The fact that Buhari was enlisting the help of international community in the probes lent weight to the seriousness of his effort – and also meant that alleged offenders had nowhere to hide. “Would the trail lead to former President Jonathan himself? As of the early months of 2016, it appeared that the EFCC was not going after Jonathan. Nor was it going after former President Obasanjo. “The question of the stability of the entire political system seemed at stake. “In addition, a number of senior military officers, who had served as
Heads of State – from Babangida to Abubakar –seemed off-limits.