Yakasai Cautions President Buhari On Selective Probe


Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to halt selective persecution of perceived political opponents in the name of fighting corruption. In a statement in Kano yesterday, the octogenarian said that recent action of the administration by some of its leading figures left much to be desired. Yakasai said:

“Recent policy and non-policy actions of the new administration as promoted by some leading figures and the administration’s security and anti-graft agencies, have left much to be desired.”

He faulted the treatment meted out on the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and perceived opponents of the administration. Yakasai disclosed that the overwhelming feeling today was that Nigeria was on a walk- back to dictatorship, stressing that the military background of President Muhammadu Buhari had taken the front seat. He appealed to the President to ensure that justice was done to Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations.