Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has offered reasons why leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and those in the president’s cabinet are not being prosecuted for corruption, Premium Times reports.
Explaining why, presidential spokesman, Adesina while featuring as a guest on a radio programme, Sweet F.M’s Podium in Abeokuta, said the reason is because no evidence had been put forward indicting them of being involved in corrupt practices.
“The onus lies on he who alledges to also prove,” he said. “The fact that any PDP member crosses to APC does not provide automatic shield. Whoever is indicted will be prosecuted.”
On the arrest of judges, Mr. Adesina said the raid on judges was only a raid on corruption and not the judiciary.
“Mr. President has said it all. No one is out to intimidate the judiciary. DSS raid was a raid on corruption not Judiciary,” he said.
On the importation of rice, Mr. Adesina clarified that the Federal Government did not ban the importation of rice, but only took steps to curtail the activities of smugglers at the nation’s land borders.
“Importation of rice via our sea borders remain legal,” Mr. Adesina said.
According to him, the government is eager to diversify the economy.
“We have gotten to the point in which we have to diversify or die,” he said.
“The Federal government has disbursed money so as to heavily invest in Agriculture and Mining.
“Dr. Fayemi has told us that the results of the ongoing investment may not be clearly seen in less than 30 years. However, we will lay the foundation.”
It would be recalled that Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Justice John Okoro, had accused Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of trying to bribe or influence them to give a favourable judgement to his party.