Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said he is proud to have been the President under whom Nigeria made her best improvement in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International.
According to Mrs Waziri, had she not been sacked by the ex-president she would have been traumatized by now, given the ongoing revelation of alleged grand corruption that took place under the last administration.
However, Jonathan said that Farida Waziri has a history of badmouthing the ex- Presidents in other to enter the good books of the incumbent President.
He said: “My attention has been drawn to comments made by Farida Waziri to the effect that she was removed as Chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of a particular case she was handling.
“It is understandable that when there is a new government in power, people would want to ingratiate themselves to the new administration and one of the easiest way to do this is by demonizing the previous government.
“Nigerians will remember that Mrs. Farida Waziri was appointed as the chairperson of the EFCC by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua in May 2008 under very controversial circumstances after the unceremonious removal of the pioneer Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu.
“It will be recalled that after she was appointed, Mrs. Farida Waziri made some uncomplimentary remarks against former President Olusegun Obasanjo; because he said “I know that the woman they brought in to replace Ribadu (Farida Waziri) was not the right person for that job”.