Senate Majority Leader, Senator Muhammed Ali-Ndume has faulted claims that the ongoing war against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari is selective, and limited to perceived enemies.
Sen. Ndume countered the arguement in an interview he granted at the weekend where he revealed that the embattled former National Security adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd), who has been on the receiving end of the ant-corruption war, and President Buhari are in-law.
He said, “What is being addressed now is the money shared by the former National Security Adviser, NSA during the last government. Would they have shared the money to members of the opposition? Of course not.
“They shared it among themselves. So, it is natural that those who participated in it are called to book. President Muhammadu Buhari said it to my hearing, not that they told me or I read about it somewhere, I was there when he was saying it that even if it is his son that is involved and you are convinced with the evidence against him that he tampers with public funds, government agents should arrest him; that they should not come to him, they should do their job. He said this to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Let me also tell you this, in case you didn’t know.
“Dasuki is related to President Buhari. Dasuki is married to the daughter of Buhari’s uncle. So, when somebody is married to your relation, is he not related to you?”
Sen. Ndume got into a fighting talk with men who criticised him over his advice to Senate President Bukola Saraki to marry more than one wife.
His word, “Those who are criticizing me, especially the men, are hypocrites. A lot of men who claim they have only one wife also do have chain of girlfriends. So, who is deceiving who? Which is more expensive to maintain between a wife and a girlfriend?
“If a lady is worthy of being your girlfriend, why is she not worthy to be your wife?
“That is my point. Instead of you having girlfriends here and there and in every part of the country or the world, why not have more than one wife and take them wherever you are going. The greatest love you can show to a woman is marriage. Some of the people castigating me said what I said was right but I should not have said it in the public. So, where could I have said the truth if not in the public? Some said, particularly International Federation of Women Lawyer, FIDA that I was trying to equate women with sex object. No, I could not have intended that.
“We are not talking of any sex object. I never said anything about sex. I was talking about marriage. All I am saying that men should not treat women as use and dump objects. Men should show more care to women by marrying them rather than keeping them outside their homes.”