A Yoruba Socio-cultural Association opposed President Muhammadu Buhari on his decision to exclude two senators who were included to the list of important personalities facing travel ban imposed to them by the present administration.
The group President Mr. Olalekan Hammed and Secretary Olawale Ajao reacted to Buhari’s decision in a statement made available to Punch correspondent in Osogbo on Sunday.
They alleged that the exclusion of Senators Iyiola Omisore and Musliu Obanikoro from the Travel ban is more prove that Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade was selective and one-sided.
The Yoruba youths expressed disappointment over the exemption of the two politicians who were accused of corruption.
The statement reads, “The anti-graft war embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari since the inception is nothing but a weapon to fight opposition parties and critics.
” In 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, there were reactions from different angles that his anti-corruption war was aimed at targeting only the perceived enemies of government.
“The Presidency denied the allegation, and argued that no matter the parties they belong, all the corrupt people would be dealt with decisively.
“To our dismay, Obanikoro and Omisore, who have been charged with corruption, suddenly became saints as soon as they joined the All Progressives Congress.
“it is saddening to know that the names of the duo were not included in the so-called Executive Order 06 signed by Buhari and banning high profile public officials from overseas travel.
“His action affirmed the fact that the current anti-graft war is deceptive. There should be justice and fairness in the corrupt fight.”
Obanikoro who was accused of corruption while in the Peoples Democratic Party, recently deflected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Also, Omisore, who is a chieftain of the Social Democratic Party, assisted the APC governorship candidate in the September 27 governorship poll in Osun State to win the crucial rerun election in his stronghold.