Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is using the fight against corruption to bully politicians from the opposition into joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This is coming as outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, who has been placed on watch-list by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) soon.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Babatope, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), said the President has not waged any serious war against corruption since he came into office almost four years ago.
He stressed that politicians are only described as corrupt when they are in the opposition party.
Babatope said: “President Buhari has not done anything called anti-corruption. Anti-corruption has been a political propaganda by Buhari to ensure that he gets members to his party.
“A man is said to be corrupt, then the next day, he runs to the APC, and is called up, and his sins are forgiven.
“Forget the nonsense called anti-corruption.”