President Muhammadu Buhari has on Sunday, January 31, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia disclosed that his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption fight was more concerned with the nation’s judiciary, which remains his major headache and needs urgent attention.
The president also averred that the fight against corruption in Nigeria could only be effectively tackled with the strong support of the judiciary.
This disclosure was issued in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
The president said that extensive reforms of the judiciary remained a key priority for his administration.
He said: “On the fight against corruption vis-à-vis the judiciary, Nigerians will be right to say that is my main headache for now.
“If you reflect on what I went through for twelve years when I wanted to be the president, I attempted three times.
‘’At the fourth attempt, through God and the use of technology, it was possible for Nigerians to elect an APC candidate as president.
“In my first attempt in 2003, I ended up at the Supreme Court and for 13 months I was in court.
“The second attempt in 2007, I was in court close to 20 months, and in 2011, my third attempt, I was also in court for nine months.
“All these cases went up to the Supreme Court until the fourth time in 2015, when God agreed that I will be President of Nigeria.’’