Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2019 elections, has said that the trial of Raymond Dokpesi, former chairman of Daar Communications PLC, has shown that President Buhari’s fight against corruption is lopsided.
He made this known in a statement released by Paul Ibe his spokesperson.
Atiku stated that the Raymond Dokpesi trial has clearly shown that the EFCC is focused on prosecuting opposition leaders, while it is indifferent to members of the ruling party.
He reiterated that, “the entire anti-corruption trials appear to be focused on opposition politicians, thereby casting doubts on the credibility of the anti-graft agency,”
You would recall that, the court of appeal in Abuja discharged and acquitted Raymond Dokpesi of corruption allegations brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The anti-graft agency had alleged that the former Daar Communication chairman had received N2.1 billion from the office of the national security adviser (ONSA) between October 2014 and March 2015, during the tenure of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.
Atiku however advised the new EFCC chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors.