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FG urged to broaden anti-corruption crusade



A FORMER Chairman, Awka branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, Emmanuel Okechukwu, has urged federal government to spread its dragnet in the anti-corruption crusade to bring to book, suspected serving politicians, ex-politicians and government officials.

Emmanuel Okechukwu (Junior),  who spoke on the 12- year jail term slammed on a former Abia State Governor,  Orji Uzor Kalu, noted that a dispassionate arrest and trial of corrupt public office holders irrespective of tribal, religious, or party affiliations is sine – qua-non towards sanitising the polity and making the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari more credible.

According to the legal expert, by flushing out bad eggs in the society, government of the day would have gained the confidence of Nigerians.

He decried the sufferings of most Nigerians who have been impoverished by the actions of some corrupt people in the society; noting that by ridding the society of such elements will make the wealth of the nation circulate accordingly.

The legal expert frowned at the deliberate scheming out of the Igbo race in the nation’s political structure and emphasised that until the Igbo who remain the foundation of the country’s independence are reintegrated, the success story of its holistic development will continue to be a mirage.

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