Corruption: I fought it better than Buhari – Ibrahim Babangida

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Former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of corruption.

Babangida, popularly known as IBB, boasted that he fought graft better than the current administration.

The retired General spoke to ARISE TV on Friday.

IBB said individuals who worked under him were saints compared to those in power.

He recalled how he sacked a former military governor who embezzled N313,000.

Babangida fumed that those who stole billions are walking freely.

“From what I read, from analysis, I think we are saints when compared to what is happening under a democratic dispensation, he said.

“Today, those who have stolen billions and are in court are now parading themselves on the streets. Who else is better in fighting corruption?”

Babangida, who annulled the 1993 presidential election, has been severally accused of corruption.

However, no known formal charges have been filed against him by successive democratic governments or individuals/groups.

Even former President Olusegun Obasanjo looked the other way while in power despite previous comments against IBB.

In an interview with TELL magazine in April 1993, Obasanjo described Babangida as Nigeria’s biggest problem.

He said of IBB’s regime: “…Deficit budgeting, deficit financing, deficit trading but more importantly, we have an administration that is deficit in credibility. It is deficit in honesty, deficit in honour and deficit in truth.”

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