Yoruba youths to Buhari: Excluding Omisore, Obanikoro from travel ban list affirms the fact that the current anti-graft war is deceptive.
The position of the group was contained in a statement on Sunday
The Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association has told President Muhammadu Buhari that his decision to exclude Senators Iyiola Omisore and Musiliu Obanikoro from the list of over 50 Nigerians banned from travelling outside the country has shown that his Administration is partial.
The position of the group was contained in a statement on Sunday.
The statement was signed by the group’s President and Secretary, Olalekan Hammed and Olawale Ajao.
The statement said: “The anti-graft war embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari since the inception is nothing but a weapon to fight opposition parties and critics.
“In 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, there were reactions from different angles that his anti-corruption war was aimed at targeting only the perceived enemies of government.
“The Presidency denied the allegation, and argued that no matter the parties they belong, all the corrupt people would be dealt with decisively.
“To our dismay, Obanikoro and Omisore, who have been charged with corruption, suddenly became saints as soon as they joined the All Progressives Congress.
“It is saddening to know that the names of the duo were not included in the so-called Executive Order 06 signed by Buhari and banning high profile public officials from overseas travel.
“His action affirmed the fact that the current anti-graft war is deceptive. There should be justice and fairness in the corrupt fight.”