Corruption fight: Buhari’s pledge to Ghana apt, Kweku Baako

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Kweku Baako

Editor of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper Kweku Baako said there is nothing wrong with President Buhari’s pledge to Ghana in the fight against corruption.

According to Kweku Baako, the pledge by Buhari needs to be put into context and if that is done you realize that there is nothing wrong with his pledge to Ghana to help fight corruption.

Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari speaking as the guest of honor for the 61st-anniversary celebration of Ghana at the Black Star Square in Accra pledged to partner Ghana in their fight against corruption.

“Your Excellency, my tribute to you and the people of Ghana will not be complete without acknowledging your efforts at tackling corruption which is eating into the fabrics of our societies. I congratulate both the government and parliament for the quick passage of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act and its signing into law. Your Excellency can be assured that you have a good partner in me as I look forward to any form of collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana in tackling the menace of endemic corruption.”

But a section of the Ghanaian public took to social media to mock the statement made by the Nigerian President, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, of Nigeria has also bashed President Buhari to learn from Akufo-Addo rather than offering him a hand in the fight against corruption.

Sharing his thought on the debate, Kweeku Baako said corruption is a monster in Nigeria and there are steps in place to curb it, an example is the confiscation of two multi-million-dollar penthouses of Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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“I’m not sure they have been able to tame corruption as a monster there, but they are taking steps to retrieve state assets or monies that were stolen by members of the previous administration.”

“That actions can inspire some developments here, there is no doubt about that that is the context in which I understood Buhari’s statement,” he added.

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