(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Pini Jason
Both the critics of the anti-corruption war and President Obasanjo must put the matter in proper perspective in order to appreciate why the war is being waged the way it is for now, and why there are bound to be criticisms. In the first place, taking on corruption is something that has not happened since Gen Buhari's War Against Indiscipline. And that is some 22 years ago! Therefore, Nigerians are bound to think that it is a ruse or something they have to wait out till it goes away. Bad manners are difficult to change. And in the case of corruption, it seems that many Nigerians have come to regard it as an acceptable culture, simply a much quicker way of getting rich. Thus the response to the anti-corruption war is that it is a burden or an inconvenience! True, many Nigerians don't believe that corruption is a crime, like the woman by the roadside who sells Indian hemp, believing that she is simply doing business!
When people say the war is selective, they may have a point in that it looks so. But if we realize that we are talking about crime, and rule of law as no respecter of persons, then it ceases to matter how you …