It’s in the interest of Nigeria to let Buhari win 2019 election – Ribadu

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An ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has said that it would be in the interest of the country for the President, Muhammadu Buhari to win the 2019 general election.

Nuhu Ribadu
Nuhu Ribadu

The former EFCC Chairman said this in an interview with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

Ribadu who contested the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria said he will not contest against Buhari in 2019 because he is doing a great job.

He also added that those who have a passion for Nigeria were aware of the great job the President is doing.

When asked why he was not contesting the 2019 election, the former presidential aspirant said he was sacrificing his ambition for Buhari’s second term “You can say it is part of it”

“Of course, that is a good reason. When you agree with a leadership, it is okay that you step aside and allow good things to happen and I am comfortable with that.

“Today, Buhari is our President and I agree with him totally and I am comfortable with the leadership he is giving this country.”

Ribadu said the fight against corruption is not easy because it takes integrity and courage to make it work.

“it takes a man of courage and integrity to make a success of it.”

He condemned Senate for not confirming the appointment of the acting Chairman of the EFCC Ibrahim Magu, and commended the President for allowing Magu to continue his work despite Senate rejection.

“I don’t see any reason why they will not confirm him and allow him to do the work properly. I totally agree with the Federal Government in allowing him to do this work.”


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