Orji Kalu, former Abia State Governor, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to arrest and prosecute ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo to prove his seriousness in his fight against corruption.
He gave the call while speaking at the quarterly public lecture series of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) in Abuja.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain said Buhari should be bold enough to prove that he has what it takes to salvage Nigeria from bad governance by arresting Obasanjo.
Kalu said Obasanjo should be arrested for alleged missing fund meant for power during his regime.
He said, “My prosecution is political. Our accounts in Abia state were transparent under my watch.
The US knows, the UK knows. I have been given a red carpet in these two countries. I have been given a red carpet in China. In fact, I am stronger in fighting corruption than President Buhari because he is not fighting it well. ”
“I have recovered peoples’ money and given them back. I am a creator of wealth at every level. If any court finds me to be corrupt , it should jail me. Corruption is the bane of this country.
“A corrupt judge and corrupt politician is worst than armed rubber. ”
“President Buhari has got some guts but he should arrest Obasanjo for us to know that corruption is working.
“Without arresting Obasanjo, he has not started fighting corruption because Obasanjo took away our $16million electricity money. So, unless he arrests Obasanjo, corruption is not being fought in Nigeria.”