Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has carpeted the Federal Government’s fight against corruption, describing it as ‘lopsided.’
Gov. Ishaku said this while speaking during a cocktail dinner organized on the sidelines of the Middle Belt Conference which held under the theme: “Restructuring Nigeria and Reawakening the Position of the Middle Belt,” in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
Ishaku who could not hide his disappointment with the fight against corruption by the Federal Government further added that; “killing is the highest form of corruption”.
“How can somebody steal a million naira and you lock him up while another kill 10 persons and you allow him go free and even make bold to say publicly that you are fighting corruption?” He queried.
Continuing, Ishaku said: “The primary responsibilities of the federal government is to protect first life and then property and person who has failed to do that has failed in governance.
“It is however sad and unfortunate that our country has become a place where you wake up every morning expecting to hear how many people have been killed by the rampaging killer herdsmen who are being shielded by some devilish set of people.”
Darius Ishaku urged the people of the middle belt to stand up to the challenge and stop anything that can truncate the peace and unity of this country.
“Nigeria is bigger than any group of individuals” he stressed.
On his part, Governor Ortom Samuel of Benue State, officially announced his exit from the ruling APC, saying ‘he had long been given the red card from the party and had no other option.’