President Goodluck Jonathan has, again, come under attack over his stance that jailing corrupt people will not curb corruption in the country.
The president had consistently repeated that instead of fighting corruption by making arrests, he would rather make it impossible for people to have access to government funds and that his government had curbed corruption in the civil service through computerization of the payment system.
However, in their reaction, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL condemned the president’s stands, adding that any presidential candidate that is not confident enough to fight corruption should be rejected by Nigerians.
CACOL’s condemnation came in a statement issued by its Executive Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran.
Adeniran said: “Corruption is what has brought Nigeria into comatose and the future of our dear country seems to be bleak because corruption is now the garbs of honor, and the culture of impunity is now the order of the day, so any presidential candidate that must be voted by the people must be committed to reduce it to the barest minimum, if not, eradicate corruption totally in the country.
“There is nothing wrong in jailing corrupt people. As a matter of fact, if corrupt persons do not go to jail then there won’t be deterrent. It is so unfortunate that we have people who are corruption-compliant at the helms of affairs. Many who have been indicted in some scandals are still walking free on our streets, which have emboldened some others to perpetrate corrupt acts.
He called on Nigerians to campaign against any candidate who won’t be ready to confront corruption frontally.
“Anybody that is not confident enough to state it clearly that he is going to punish corruption offenders, should not be voted for in this country because such a personality is neither worthy nor qualified to lead this country and should be campaigned against in the forthcoming election”, Adeniran said.
SOURCE: News Hub.