Nigerians in Paris, France on Sunday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of paying lip service to the fight against corruption, with prosecution of only members of the opposition political parties. They also urged thegovernment to legalize gay practice in Nigeria, saying such would create the needed atmosphere of freedom in the country.
In separate email messages sent to our correspondent in Akure, a popular Nigerian musician, who is a Paris-based Gay activist, Victor Ologunowa stressed that the continued attacks by members of the Boko Haram will not help the country to grow.
Ologunowa, who noted that a nation cannot witness rapid development when there is no peace, said, “I am urging the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari to find lasting solution to insecurity in the country. The news reaching us here on the level of insecurity in Nigeria is scary and uncalled for.”
He described the anti-graft war of the present government as selective, urging president Buhari to probe those who contributed money for his own election campaign.
He added that, “It is sad that only members of the PDP are being prosecuted and persecuted. Once you decamp to the All Progressives Congress, you become a saint.
“The anti-corruption war should not be selective, all past government officials who have misappropriated government funds like President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar should not be spared.”
Ologunowa also advised President Buhari to keep to his campaign promises, stressing that, “I think Nigerians voted for President Buhari to curb the level of poverty in the country not to add to it. The president should know that people are suffering and wallowing in abject poverty. How long will it take the president to listen and act on the suffering of the people.”
Stressing on the need for the Nigerian government to legalize activities of gay people in the country, he said legalizing gay will give people freedom of association and choice, as enshrined in the nation’s constitution.