Draining the swamp, Buhari style

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump and the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari have something in common – They both claimed they would “drain the swamp” of corrupt and moribund politicians when in power.

They also have something else in common – both have failed to do anything about it…so far.

Buhari got off to a bad start by watering down his zero tolerance approach before elections to allowing thieves to return money and evade further prosecution.

Since then it has got worse. Stella, Deizani, Saraki,

Budget stuffers, subsidy thieves, governors all acting with impunity.

There have been no notable, successful prosecutions.

And no sign of any.

There has been however a bit of noise, a few arrests, a few EFCC beatings.

This is unacceptable.

The one thing we all thought President Buhari could accomplish, he has completely failed at.

The rats that were hiding in their holes when he first came to power are now brazenly playing in the swamp again.

One successful big name prosecution – Give us, the people, just one successful big name prosecution.

Is that too much to ask?

Sadly, it appears it is.

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