– Former Vice Pres. Atiku Abubakar disclosed he gave N300 million to fund EFCC
– He said there is too much delay in the Judicial system
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alh. Atiku Abubakar was on a live interview ‘The Candidate’ alongside his running mate, Peter Obi last night.
Atiku Abubakar in his statement during the programmed disclosed how he intends to combat corruption.
The PDP presidential candidates noted that there is too much delay in the Judiciary, he added that some of the cases during his regime as Vice President alongside former Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo are still in court.
Atiku in his statement said his quarrel with the judicial system ‘‘is that there is too much delay. If we can shorten the delay, so that justice is seen to be meted out immediately, better for us.
“The problem is the legislation and the procedure being adopted by the judiciary. The cases we initiated in our administration are still in court. Now, where is the justice?”
Atiku Abubakar, whose regime with former Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo created the Economic Financial Crimes Commission EFCC said that he borrowed the anti-grafte agency N300 million to commence operation.
He disclosed that he was repaid from the agency’s budgetary allocation.
Atiku said, “When we set up the EFCC, I personally brought the first draft of the regulation from Brazil and it was based on that draft that the EFCC legislation was drafted.
“When it was finally passed by the national assembly, EFCC did not even have the money in the budget to start operation. I borrowed them N300m from the privatisation proceeds and said ‘you better get to work’.
“The following year when there was budgetary allocations, they repaid the money. Most of the convictions that we are hearing today were cases that we started in our administration.”