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Buhari Pledges To Be Democratic In The War Against Corruption


President Muhammadu Buhari reaffirmed Monday in Abuja that his administration will give full regard to due process and the rule of law in the prosecution of its war against corruption.

Buhari who gave the assurance at an audience with a delegation from the Foursquare Gospel Church, President Buhari restated his commitment to recovering stolen funds, but stressed that his administration’s efforts in this regard would be fully within the ambit of the law.

“Under military rule, people could be arrested and held on the basis of suspicion, but in a true democracy, anyone accused of an offense must be presumed innocent till pronounced guilty by a court of law,” the President noted in a statement by his aide on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adeshina.

President Buhari said that his administration was therefore diligently building up its case against those accused of stealing government funds, getting necessary evidence and facts, before formal charges were brought against them.

He congratulated the Church in Nigeria on its 60th anniversary convention which was concluded on Sunday.

The General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev Felix Meduoye lauded the Buhari’s administration for its strides in the war against corruption and insurgency.

He promised that the church would continue to pray for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria.

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