Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has explained why the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government appears to have lowered its drive on the anti-graft war and also stopped the announcement of monies recovered from looters.
Kalu, who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the international community pressured President Buhari not to continue speaking of the monumental looting of the nation’s treasury.
In an interview with New Telegraph newspaper, he said: “The International Intelligence community is pressuring the President not to say more of what he has seen about looting in Nigeria; that is the truth. Buhari is restrained by the international community because if he opens his mouth to say what happened in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Central Bank, Nigerians might not feel very good about governance.
“So, when people talk, I laugh at them. People like us are restrained. I am not somebody who can come on camera and start saying things that happened behind the scene. Secondly, with the world in recession and the President’s sickness, there was distortion in his plan. I am not speaking for him; I am not his spokesman but as a party man, but I believe that he has done well in some areas.”