The Presidency has disclosed that there is no partiality in the war against corruption and it is meant to punish anyone who is caught in corrupt practices across the nation.
This is a reaction to the verdict of CJN Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity revealed this through a recent statement.
It read, “The rule of law will lose its meaning and validity if only the weak, the poor and powerless are punished for their violations of the law.
”Countries succeed because the rule of law is evenly upheld and enforced. The war against corruption would go nowhere if the high and mighty are spared because of their influence and connections.
”You can’t fight corruption by allowing impunity because the rule of law cannot function where impunity is tolerated.”
He said the Onnoghen case will serve as a deterrent to anyone attempting to engage in such in future.