Face your many frustrations and leave me alone, Farida Waziri warns Nuhu Ribadu
A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs Farida Waziri, has warned the defeated 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State, Mr Nuhu Ribadu, to stop using her name “anytime he needs public attention or sympathy”.
A statement by her Personal Assistant, Ms Omolara Oluremi, yesterday, quoted Waziri as describing as reckless and irresponsible a statement credited to Ribadu at a function last Wednesday in Abuja, “where he, as has been his rhetoric since 2008 when I succeeded him as the EFCC Chairman, attempted to malign me by accusing me of being part of his imaginary enemies who frustrated the nation's anti-graft war”.
She went on: “My first inclination was to ignore Nuhu since I know he is always obsessed with dropping my name into his script anytime he needs public pity or political relevance but, on second thought, I felt I should advise him to leave me out of his frustrations and face life. There should be life after EFCC. If after eight years of being removed as EFCC Chairman, he is yet to move on with life, even after two successive Chairmen had occupied the same seat and moved on with their lives, then his problem may be psychogenic. He needs help elsewhere, certainly not from me.
“If Nuhu is yet to face the reality that EFCC is a Federal Government agency and not a personal estate of anybody eight years after, I find it compelling to remind him, otherwise one day he would wake up to blame me for his defeat in the 2011 presidential election and even his pathetic outing in the 2015 governorship election in Adamawa. I equally suspect that Nuhu may sooner than later blame me for his penchant to jump from one party to the party like a political prostitute; from ACN to PDP and now to APC.”