The lawmaker representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Linus Okorie has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to get ready for probe as soon as he leaves office.
Okorie reminded Buhari of the natural law of ‘what goes around comes around,’ stressing that if Buhari decides to be unfair to his predecessor, he should expect similar treatment from his successor.
The lawmaker faulted President Buhari for not acknowledging former President Goodluck Jonathan’s legacies and achievements in the last dispensation.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, Okorie called on President Buhari to acknowledge the contributions of his predecessor, who fought Boko Haram to a stand still.
According to him, it was unfair and unjust for the Buhari administration to take credit of the achievements without acknowledging the role of the initiator of the projects.
“Just like the opposition must be constructive in criticizing the government in power, the sitting government owes its predecessor, itself and the wider Nigerian public the moral and social duty of acknowledging the positive accomplishments of their predecessors,” said Okorie.
The Jonathan administration introduced cutting edge anti-corruption technology-based Public Finance management tools including IPPIS, GIFMIS and TSA, which the present government is now laying claim to for ghost workers elimination, funds accountability and transparency monitoring, without giving credit appropriately.
“The Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) has also announced that the Abuja rail project, conceived and implemented by the Jonathan administration is 67 percent completed. This credit should also be formally attributed to the past government.
“I hold the view that the Buhari administration should imbibe the necessary humility and courage to give credit as necessary even as it continues to put the out-gone government to task in established areas of weakness or malfeasance. That is leadership. I also appeal to the media as social engineers to also encourage the Presidency in this onerous responsibility. We owe posterity that much,” Okorie stressed.