A former governor of Abia state, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu who is currently undergoing being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for N2.9 billion fraud, has said he would do a better job at fighting corruption than President Muhammadu Buhari.
EFCC alleged that Kalu stole the funds from accounts of Abia State when he was governor from 1999 to 2007.
But the former Peoples Democratic Party stalwart who decamped to All Progressives Party (APC) at the early stages of the money laundering charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC), also challenged the president to prosecute former president Olusegun Obasanjo to prove his commitment to fighting corruption.
Mr. Kalu said this at the quarterly public lecture series of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) held in Abuja.
“My prosecution is political. Our accounts in Abia state were transparent under my watch. The US knows, the UK knows. I have been given a red carpet in these two countries. I have been given a red carpet in China. In fact, I am stronger in fighting corruption than President Buhari because he is not fighting it well.
“I have recovered peoples’ money and given them back. I am a creator of wealth at every level. If any court finds me to be corrupt, it should jail me. Corruption is the bane of this country.
“A corrupt judge, corrupt politician are worse than an armed robber.
“Nigerians should start electing presidents that have meaning and gut to take decisions.
“President Buhari has got some guts but he should arrest Obasanjo for us to know that corruption is working.
“Without arresting Obasanjo, he has not started fighting corruption because Obasanjo took away our $16 billion electricity money. So, unless he arrests Obasanjo, corruption is not being fought in Nigeria.”