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99 percent of those EFCC arrested under Obasanjo were PDP members – Ribadu


Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has revealed that 99% of those arrested during his tenure over allegations of corruption, were members of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He stated this at a reception organized for former president Olusegun Obasanjo last weekend.

Ribadu, however, insisted that Obasanjo refused to interfere with the activities of the anti-graft agency.

“Things really happened during that period and there were a couple of difficult moments because 99 percent of the people we arrested were Peoples Democratic Party members.

“He (Obasanjo) exercised self-restraint; he refused to interfere with the day-to-day running of the EFCC.

“Obasanjo is a living proof that hard work does not kill. I wish he would never retire. You can’t afford to retire,” Ribadu said.



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