Fintiri also knocked Buhari, for presiding over a federation in which the federal government had been the biggest culprit of financial infractions through illegal diversion.
The Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to name state governors, who are diverting local government funds, as his regime has alleged.
Buhari had disclosed in his speech to the audience and members of the Senior Executive Course 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, that some governors were stealing local government funds.
Fintiri also knocked Buhari, for presiding over a federation in which the federal government had been the biggest culprit of financial infractions through illegal diversion and deductions of funds meant for States and local government council under a federal system.
He said, "President Buhari said some state governors are in the habit of diverting local government funds. But like my colleagues under the Nigerian Governors' Forum are demanding from the President, to name the state governors, I'm equally challenging him to call out the state governors involved in such act for the sake of his own integrity and his anti-corruption crusade.
"I equally challenge him, if, we must wage a holistic anti-corruption war to amend the constitution of the country to separate the office of Accountant General of the Federal Government and the Accountant General of the Federation."
Governor Fintiri made the call while speaking, at Jada, the home town of Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, during a campaign engagement of the Adamawa State PDP Presidential and governorship Campaign Council in the local government area.
At the event, the PDP National Deputy Chairman North, Iliya Damagun, Barrister Tahir Shehu, Adamawa PDP state chairman received over 15,000 defectors who had dumped the opposition All Progressive Congress and other political parties, in the state, into the PDP.