Why does the Folks’s Democratic Occasion (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition celebration, rejoice the odyssey of Ibrahim Magu, with a lot gusto?
Why does the celebration rejoice, like denizens of the crimson lights district, who wildly glory on the hearsay (clearly false) that their zone has been decreed off-limits to the Police?
Does the celebration have an especial curiosity in sleaze as financial development space? Or it’s simply enjoying politics, for the sake of politics, even with such an existential risk to nationwide life?
The celebration’s preliminary response to the Magu arrest and probe seems honest and legit sufficient. PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, suggested the Federal Authorities to go for the reality, because the embattled EFCC chief had been “indicted” vide a memo by Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Justice minister and federal Lawyer-Basic.
Nonetheless, it was awry that the celebration’s thoughts robotically jumped into “destruction of proof”: “Now that Magu has been pulled in for investigation, the Federal Authorities ought to … forestall destruction of proof in addition to pointless interferences within the matter.”
Effectively, what was that soar? Well being skepticism or simply plain mischief?
However PDP appeared to hit the panic button at Magu’s lawyer’s declare that in any case mentioned and carried out, his consumer could be discovered harmless and unimpeachable, and reinstated to his place. It didn’t additionally discover amusing, the reportage that Magu didn’t solely get bail, but in addition received his safety particulars restored.
That very trace received Ologbodiyan exposing the celebration’s most secret fears, even when fairly untimely: a attainable Senate affirmation; and Magu staging a come-back as substantive EFCC chairman.
“The PDP wonders if Magu’s counsel is now informing Nigerians that the actions of the presidential panel, in addition to the indicting memo by the Lawyer Basic of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, are all drama to facilitate Magu’s clearance on the Senate.” Dire Freudian slip!
However aside from the Magu-phobia so clear from this assertion, the place is the PDP sense of equity? So, it’s okay for Magu to be accused and roasted within the media? However it’s heresy for his lawyer to, in the identical media, declare that based mostly on stable info earlier than the panel, his consumer would come out clear?
And if that declare got here to go, PDP would declare the anti-corruption battle useless — pray, when did it ever acknowledge it lived? — just because an harmless man wasn’t dragooned into guilt and shame? What cant!
This PDP-think is simply mind-boggling. Anyway, in authorities or outdoors, the previous ruling celebration isn’t recognized for a lot introspection. Certainly, it’s this scandalous lack of introspection, that penchant for brute power, fairly than deep reasoning, that has led it to political perdition. Sadly, it doesn’t appear to study from its errors!
In any case, why the Magu fixation? With or with out Magu, Nigeria should battle and overcome corruption if it hopes to outlive and thrive. So, even when Magu exists, the battle should proceed.
So, why this childish whoop over a suspect “victory” in a battle, when the lengthy battle should be gained — or we’re all doomed?