Fasehun To PMB: “Tread Carefully, Nigeria May Disappear After Corruption Fight”


Dr. Frederick Fasehun , founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), has warned President Buhari to tread gently in his fight to eradicate political corruption or he may open a can of worms that will disintegrate instead of unite the country.

Dr. Fasehun gave his advice while speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent on Thursday. He said:

”Look, I am appealing to those in power not to dig into some of these reported scams because it may unearth situations the government itself may not wish to unearth. With the way they are going, national leaders are being involved and a country boasts of its national leaders”. Therefore by the time you downgrade every national leader, disgrace and embarrass them, there will be no country left to think of. I understand plea bargaining is going on, that is good enough.”

Also speaking in defense of the Afenifere leader , Olu Falae, who was accused of collecting some money out of the arms deal, Fasehun said:

”I know Olu Falae will not commit that atrocity. I can vouch for him that he will not. When we were in detention together, I used to call him ‘pastor’. He is one of the cleanest men to come out of Africa. I don’t mind being proved wrong but I am ninety percent sure Falae will not take money that doesn’t belong to him by right. He is not part of this $2.1 billion mess. He admitted that his party collected the money but that he did not handle the money.”

Recall that Dr. Fasehun have ask President Buhari to pay him for a job he had executed under ex-president Jonathan’s administration. He revealed that a contract to guard pipelines belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was given to six companies by Goodluck Jonathan on March 15, 2015.

He has also expressed disappointments in the past on President Buhari’s leadership and this is what he said:

“Nigerians are angry today. They wanted a change and cheered when the APC came into power but the cheer has now become a jeer. Let the government know that this is not the change Nigerians voted for.”