I confess that I did not read the full text of your essay, I have serious time constraints. I only scanned thro it trying to see if like other "reputable and notable" columnists you will compare FW with NR, the "undisputed heavy weight of patriotism and the award winning anti-corruption czar". Luckily and happily I did not see any mention of him. Thanks for that. I hope it is delibrate.
In the meantime pls visit www.sunnewsonline.com and see the news on PPRA scam. My question is: when did this fraud start? In 2008 when FW took over or before, during her predecessor? If an agency whose office is less than one kilometer from EFCC headquarters squandered millions of dollars of public funds - like tens of others: PTDF, PEF, PPMC, Ministry of Works, FERMA, FCTA, NNPC, FIRS, Power and Steel, Water Resources, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc... - and EFCC under the "award winner" did not know and yet he knew that Orji Kalu, ALAMS, Odili, Ibori and others who were hundreds of kilometers away were corrupt (no defence whatsoever for the looters pls) how then do we believe him? On what basis are we vouching for his competence?
NR fooled this nation big time and I am so disappointed that most Nigerians allowed themselves to be fooled by Ribadu and his antics. Another disclaimer: FW is certainly not an alternative. She failed on arrival but as I said, she has not been making noise all over the place like her predecessor.
Finally, pls see below a reproduction of an earlier post by me on this EFCC distraction:
Memo to All Villagers: Re EFCC, Ribadu and Waziri.
Pls see today's Punch: Senate urges EFCC, ICPC to try el-Rufai over alleged economic crimes
Read the fraud that was El Rufai's tenure and yet he was Ribadu's closest pal! If El Rufai were to be an Igboman, be rest assured that Ribadu would have paraded him in chains. This is our Nigeria. This is the hypocrite called Ribadu. This is the nonsense called anti-corruption. This is patriotism according to Ribadu and his stupid cheer-leaders in the media.
Be rest assurred that no one is going to ask El Rufai any question let alone try him. You have all heard how some Emirs and retired Generals share the nation's grain reserves and fertilizer year after year. Till today no one has raised the matter after the Agric Minister made the disclosure. The cash and carry press are rather interested in Ribadu and his well deserved nemesis.
Villagers, this is your Nigeria, my Nigeria, our Nigeria.
Mr Sonala Olumhense and other fans of Ribadu should pls educate me on why Ribadu did not detect the massive fraud at FCT under emperor El Rufai. The reason the files of Obj and the governors are missing is because, for the first time, northern politicians were involved. And to think that case files will be missing at EFCC is more than enough to convince the most gullible fool that EFCC is a joke and has always been a huge joke.
Mrs Waziri is now grandstanding in Rivers State, can someone please tell me any - I mean any, Ribadu and Farida Waziri inclussive - politician or public officer in Nigeria today that is not corrupt?
If I were the Governor and government of Rivers State, I will chase EFCC and their rogue operatives away until they find the missing files of Obj and his 36 thieves as well as tell us why no northerner/muslim has ever been charged of corruption (pls don't tell me about Boni Haruna, Botmang/Dariye and Jolly Nyame. These are marginal northerners that stepped out of line. You know why they are being tried. Don't you?) Maybe then we can all convert to North/Islam so that Nigeria will be free from corruption.
Let us stop this charade called anti-corruption until we are ready to tackle it head on.