The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has supported the call for the trial of Nigeria’s past leaders by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He said this would make the fight against corruption in Nigeria sucessful.
Soyinka was quoted saying “Until we make some of our past leaders walk through those doors of the EFCC new office the fight against corruption would not have the needed traction.”
Reacting, SERAP in a statement by its Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, said the trial of the country’s corrupt past leaders was long overdue.
The statement read, “It appears we have not started taking on past leaders in the government’s fight against corruption. These leaders left the economy in a shambles.
“A party was in power for 16 years and all we saw was looting. I agree with Soyinka that we have to call our leaders to account.
“It is not only the executive; the judiciary should also be involved. The trial is overdue.”