A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has opened up on why the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has stopped publicizing the amount of recovered loots in the country.
Speaking during a recent interview with New Telegraph, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chieftain explained that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government seems to have stopped the announcement because of the pressure mounted on him by the international community.
Speaking during the interview, the former governor said: “The International Intelligence community is pressuring the President not to say more of what he has seen about looting in Nigeria; that is the truth.
“Buhari is restrained by the international community because if he opens his mouth to say what happened in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Central Bank, Nigerians might not feel very good about governance.
“So, when people talk, I laugh at them. People like us are restrained. I am not somebody who can come on camera and start saying things that happened behind the scene. Secondly, with the world in recession and the President’s sickness, there was distortion in his plan. I am not speaking for him; I am not his spokesman but as a party man, but I believe that he has done well in some areas.”