The Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, says President Muhammadu Buhari is above scandal, adding that the president does not have any bank account stashed with corrupt money.
Speaking in an interview, Shehu disclosed that Buhari does not operate any account with funds looted from the government nor fear scandal or prosecution after leaving office for such adding that his principal has performed well in the fight against corruption.
According to Shehu, “The President is still what he is; he is still above board.
“As his spokesperson, I go to bed, I sleep soundly convinced that nobody, whether from Nigeria or outside the country, can call me to say we have discover this bank account and your boss has these huge millions.
However, some of these monies have been recovered and returned to the Federal Government.
According to the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index report by Transparency International in January 2023, Nigeria fell four places from 154 out of 180 countries and territories in the latest ranking.
The presidential spokesman said under the constitution, the President or the Executive Arm can only investigate and prosecute suspected corrupt persons.
“However, the moment the President or the Executive Arm takes these cases to court, his job is done. And it is up to the court to determine whether one is guilty or not,” he noted.
Shehu added that under the Buhari government, the highest officials in the nation’s parliament and judiciary have been prosecuted on corruption-related matters.