The Methodist Bishop of Awka Diocese Anambra State, Rt. Rev. Moses Nwakanma has criticised what he termed selective fight against corruption of the outgoing federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said Nigeria is viewed as object of caricature in the comity of serious countries in view of its skewed nature, describing selective corruption fight as another dangerous form of corruption.
The Methodist Bishop spoke on Saturday in Awka, the state capital while delivering his address during the church maiden annual Diocesan Synod themed, “Contending for the Faith”.
He said, “Permit me to ask, why has the office of the chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) right from inception rotated around particular tribe and religion?
“I don’t support corruption of any type, but I have problem with the the pattern of the fight against it. What happened to others from the ruling party and their religion?”
The bishop further raised concerns over defective state of the nation’s judicial system, regretting that relevant stakeholders appeared less concerned about redeeming the situation.
He said the maxim of “go to court” which was popularized shortly after the recently concluded general elections had further painted the system as merely judicial without justice.
“How many of our poor men are getting justice today from the law courts? Many no longer have access to justice because of the defective nature of our justice system where the wealthy can hire the services of best lawyers and delay justice,” he added.
While commending Governor Chukwuma Soludo for being focused in his quest to make Anambra a secured and clean environment, the Prelate however advised him to have a listening ear to ensure he was properly guided towards making right decisions.
“I commend the Governor and his deputy, Onyekachi Ibezim for being firm in declaring that Anambra is a christian state and that there’s no going back on that.
“Your intense fight against all forms of banditry, insecurity, kidnapping and and cultism is commendable.
“Having been around the state for some time now, some of the compliants and agitations notwithstanding, I want to state that government is beginning on a good note and his one year in office is not a wasted one,” he noted.