The former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Nuru Ribadu has given President Buhari a pass mark in term of performance as Nigeria President.
Ribadu was speaking in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said he would not contest against Buhari in 2019 because he was doing a good job.
Justifying his support for Buhari, Ribadu, who contested the 2011 presidential election on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, said it would be in the interest of the country for the President to win the 2019 election.
He noted that those who had a passion for Nigeria’s development were aware of the great job Buhari was doing.
Responding to a question on whether he was sacrificing his presidential ambition for Buhari’s second term, he said, “You can say it is part of it.
“Of course, that is a good reason. When you agree with a leadership, it is okay that you step aside and allow good things to happen and I am comfortable with that.
“Today, Buhari is our President and I agree with him totally and I am comfortable with the leadership he is giving this country.”
He described the anti-corruption war as the most difficult job to do, adding that “it takes a man of courage and integrity to make a success of it.”
On the refusal of the Senate to confirm the appointment of the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, Ribadu said, “I don’t see any reason why they will not confirm him and allow him to do the work properly. I totally agree with the Federal Government in allowing him to do this work.”