Former Senate leader Senator Silas Zwingina has said President Muhammadu Buhari can’t fight corruption because he is surrounded by corrupt officials.
Zwingina said this during a sensitisation workshop on the activities and achievements of Buhari held in Bauchi on Sunday.
The former senator expressed fears over the success of the fight against corruption.
“It is quite unfortunate that the President is surrounded by so many suspected corrupt officials,” he said.
“With the foot soldiers available to Mr. President to fight the war against corruption, there are many cases where it appears that the President is alone in the fight against corruption.
“He is sometimes surrounded by so many doubtful assistants such that if he were to sack them, he would sack almost everybody, hence he is forced to manage what is available to him.
“It is also on record that some of the anti-corruption agencies are themselves not without some in-house corruption suspects.”