DISGRACE!! Pastor Osinbajo is not welcome on our campus- OAU issues warning to Vice President

The student of OAU have asked the Vice President not to come to this weekend as he is not a friend of educational development.

The Students’ Union Action Committee of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo should not bother to honour the invitation to attend a programme at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, scheduled for Saturday.

A statement issued by Gbenga Von, Pro tem Chairman of the Students’ Union Action Committee on Friday, noted that the invitation by the department was “condemnable” as Osinbajo is a “prime figure behind the underfunding of education”.

According to Von, the presence of an “anti-student” figure like Osinbajo in an academic arena is a “rape of our collective intelligence in a university where students activities are currently battered by the nationwide industrial action of ASUU”.

The statement read: “The attention of the student populace has been drawn to the invitation of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to a public programme by the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, at Oduduwa Hall of the university on Saturday, 17th November by 12pm.

“Firstly, it is condemnable that the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the university itself is a victim of the negligence of government on education by the virtue of the fact that the department, just like the faculty of Law, FNC, Nursing, Dentistry etc., lost accreditation to National University Commission (NUC) in the last conducted accreditation exercise in the university. To invite such a prime figure behind the underfunding of education to be honoured among students is a mockery of students and education itself.

“Apart from the fact that Nigeria is at a period of economic and political bondage as a result of the anti-masses policies of the Federal Government on the people as piloted by the Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo-led Presidency, it is also alarming the ridiculous manner in which education has been drastically neglected leading to incessant hike in fees across several institutions that has made it difficult for average children to access qualitative education, and the struggle against these by students has led to grievous victimization of students and repressions on students’ unionism even on Obafemi Awolowo University.

“It is therefore surprising how Professor Yemi Osinbajo would be able to speak about ‘Freedom On Leash’ as the theme of the programme, when the Federal Government is at the height of the leash on mass of people.

“At this period where the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU) has been on strike across universities including OAU over the rotten state of university education, it is still a shock to us that the only solution provided by the government is for tertiary students to begin to pay N700,000 as tuition fee per session.

“We, therefore, see the presence of such anti-student figure of the government in an academic arena to be a guest speaker, as a rape of our collective intelligence in a university where students’ academic activities are currently battered by the nationwide industrial action of ASUU.”

 

Citing the conditions on which the vice-president would be welcome in the institution, the organisation said Osinbajo should firstly: “Initiate the adequate funding of education by committing at least 26% of the country’s budget as against the paltry 7% to the education sector; immediately yield to the demands of ASUU on university education and earned workers allowance; and immediately effect the lift of the workers wage beyond N30,000minimum wage to alleviate the striking poverty level in the country”.

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Just In: Great Tension As Fani Kayode Declares War On Yemi Osinbajo, Challenges The Vice President To The Battlefield

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain and former Aviation Minister, has released a statement telling the vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to be honest on his involvement in the alleged diversion of over five billion Naira which happened while he was the Acting President.
Fani-Kayode, who released the statement to journalists on Wednesday, told Osinbajo to stop hiding under the cloak of pastorship, adding that visiting markets would not make him popular among the people
 
“No matter how hard he tries to make it look as if it is no big deal and no matter how much he ignores it and tries to brush it under the carpet, the 5.8 billion naira scandal in which the House of Representatives have indicted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for diversion, misapplication and misappropiation will not go away.
“No matter how much he tries to wash himself with his self-righteous soap and brush, the filthy stench of corruption and abuse of office will never leave him. No matter how many open markets he visits in a blaze of publicity and in a desperate attempt to prove that he is a man of the people, the bloated flies that customarily trail garbage, open sewers and rejected goods will continue to follow him and raise fundamental questions about his infantile claim to holiness, infallibility and sainthood,” he wrote.
 
Faulting claims in some quarters that the nation’s number two man couldn’t have anything to do with the alleged graft because of his clerical inclinations, the PDP chieftain said nothing could be farther from the truth.
He continued: “Some have erroneously argued that Osinbajo could not have stolen the N5.8 billion or indulged in any form of wrongdoing because he is a Pastor. They also claim that the grievous, unproven and outrageous allegations that he has made against President Goodluck Jonathan, President Olusegun Obasanjo, the late President Umaru Yar’adua and indeed every single PDP-controlled federal government that was in power over the 16 years before our nation was afflicted with the Buhari plague and APC contagion three years ago must also be true, again because he is a Pastor.
 
“The truth is that it irritates me to no end when some refer to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a Pastor. It is like referring to Judas Iscariot as a disciple of Jesus Christ or Rasputin as the Pope. The Bible says “thou shall know them by their fruits”. It says the devil presents itself as an angel of light. It speaks of wolves in sheep’s clothing. It talks about “shepherds that feed on the carcasses of their own flock”.
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Atiku Sends Marching Orders To Ruling APC, Mentions Oshiomhole, Osinbajo

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, faulted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the contradicting statements made about him by the party recently.
Atiku’s position was contained in a statement by the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation.
 
The organisation recalled that the APC last week accused Atiku of attempting to smuggle a large sum of money into the country to fund his campaign.
 
The organisation said it was surprised that the same APC which made that allegation turned around by releasing a new statement contradicting their earlier statement and alleging that the former Vice-President was broke.
It recalled that the APC claimed Atiku was at a crossroads on how to source funds for his campaign.
 
The statement read, “Our response is to urge the APC to make up its mind on which lie it wants to tell the Nigerian people and then stick to that lie.
 
“As a party in power, there ought to be more stability in the APC, at least to give the public and the international community some assurance that the party is not imploding. No wonder there is a lot of policy flip-flop under the APC administration.
“We know that the APC is desperate to distract attention from the recent indictment of Vice-President Osinbajo by the House of Representatives for grand corruption and the interrogation of their chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by the Department of State Services on charges of collecting huge bribes to influence party primaries.
 
“Given the sordid state of things in the APC and its imminent implosion over money politics, we are not surprised that the APC is throwing wild allegations at former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in the hope that something will stick.
 
“Our advice to the APC is that they should send their spokesman to the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation for a two-week crash course on how to run an issue-based campaign that is guided by civility and refined language.”
The campaign organisation said it sympathised with Oshiomhole on his ordeal and assured him that if he was finding the APC too hot for him, he should throw in the towel and join the APC chiefs who had washed their hands of the party “and its hydra-headed problems.”
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Worry about your own problems- Former President Jonathan issues stern rebuke to Osinbajo

Former President Jonathan has told Vice President Osinbajo to mind his case before the House of Representative instead of talking about his time in office.

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to be more concerned over his indictment by the House of Representatives in the N5.8 billion he approved for the National Emergency Agency, NEMA, without due process, than his (Jonathan) sojourn in office.

Jonathan, in a statement by one of his aides, Reno Omokri, was reacting to the Vice President’s claim that his government saddled the country with debt and alleged corruption of his administration.

The statement read:

“My attention has been drawn to regurgitated and discredited allegations by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo blaming former President Jonathan of saddling Nigeria with debt and ruining the economy by the alleged corruption of his administration.

“How can Vice President Osinbajo, a man who had just been indicted by the House of Representatives in one of the biggest corruption scams ever in Nigeria’s history, have the gall to point accusing fingers on Dr. Jonathan, a man that is celebrated internationally for his efforts at achieving Nigeria’s best rating in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Rating when Nigeria improved 8 paces from 144 to 136 in 2014?

“Having read through the sordid details of Professor Osinbajo’s corruption as revealed in the indictment by Nigeria’s House of Representatives, it is easy to understand why Nigeria made her worst ever retrogression in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception under him this year, moving 11 paces backwards from 136 to 148.

“On the issue of debt, the fact remains that in the entire 16 years that the Peoples Democratic Party governed Nigeria, the total amount of money borrowed was ¦ 8.06 trillion Naira. These are facts sourced directly from the budget office controlled by the Buhari administration.

“However, in only three years, the All Progressives Congress led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has borrowed a total of ¦ 10 trillion Naira. With this fact in hand, where does Vice President Osinbajo have the moral authority to point leprous fingers at former President Jonathan?

‘’The claim by Vice President Osinbajo that former President Jonathan left $$63 billion in debt is also a false claim. The Jonathan administration inherited $42.23 billion in debt in 2011 which were debts borrowed by the states and the Federal Government.

“Throughout the five years that he was President, former President Jonathan incurred the wrath of several state governments because his administration refused to guarantee their foreign loans.

‘’The reason that Nigeria’s debt has ballooned under this administration is because the Federal Government lacks the discipline that Jonathan had and are thus unable to curb borrowing by both the Federal Government and the states.”

‘’For example, on Tuesday November 13, 2018, the Debt Management Office revealed that in just 2017 alone, the Buhari administration borrowed ¦ 2.4 trillion to fund their budget deficit. ‘’This is besides other loans that they took in 2017 alone. That money is more than the funds borrowed by the Jonathan administration in five years.

“To show to Nigerians the profligacy and ineptitude of the current administration, I draw their attention to the fact that between July and August 2018, the Buhari administration claimed it had shared $322 million Abacha funds recovered by the Jonathan administration to the poor.

‘’Then a week after it made that announcement, the Buhari government borrowed $328 million from China. “The question is this, why would you share out $322 million one week only to borrow the same amount next week? Why not use the Abacha funds to fund government activities instead of adding to the already strained debt burden?

‘’These are questions that Vice President Osinbajo should answer rather than making false allegations against former President Jonathan.’’

Though Osinbajo is has issues to address with the House of Representative, does that stop him from looking at how things were during the Jonathan years.

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See Why Goodluck Jonathan Attacked VP Osinbajo

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has attacked Nigeria’s vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.

The reason is because Osinbajo claimed that the former President left Nigeria with debt and ruined the economy due to alleged corruption under his watch.

Osinbajo had during a lecture entitled, “Restructuring and the Nigerian federation,” delivered as part of activities marking the 40th anniversary of the Association of Friends in Lagos on Monday, accused the Jonathan administration of throwing Nigeria into untold hardship, recession and debt.

In a statement by one of his aides, Reno Omokri, the former President wondered why Osinbajo, who he claimed was recently indicted by the House of Representatives for an alleged corruption, should point fingers of suspicion at him.

The statement read, “How can Vice-President Osinbajo, a man who had just been indicted by the House of Representatives in one of the biggest corruption scams ever in Nigeria’s history, have the gall to point fingers of suspicion at Dr. Jonathan, a man that is celebrated internationally for his efforts at achieving Nigeria’s best rating in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index when Nigeria improved eight paces from 144 to 136 in 2014?

“Having read through the sordid details of Prof. Osinbajo’s corruption as revealed in the indictment by Nigeria’s House of Representatives, it is easy to understand why Nigeria made her worst ever retrogression in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions under him this year, moving 11 paces backwards from 136 to 148.

“On the issue of debt, the fact remains that in the entire 16 years that the Peoples Democratic Party governed Nigeria, the total amount of money borrowed was N8.06trn. These are facts sourced directly from the Budget Office controlled by the Buhari administration.

“However, in only three years, the All Progressives Congress-led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has borrowed a total of N10trn. With this fact in hand, where does Vice-President Osinbajo have the moral authority to point leprous fingers at former President Jonathan?

“The claim by Vice-President Osinbajo that former President Jonathan left $63bn in debt is also a false claim. The Jonathan administration inherited $42.23bn in debt in 2011 which were debts borrowed by the states and the Federal Government.

He claimed that the nation’s debt he increased under the present administration because the Federal Government lacked the discipline that Jonathan had.

He added, “On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Debt Management Office revealed that in just 2017 alone, the Buhari administration borrowed N2.4trn to fund their budget deficit. This is besides other loans that they took in 2017 alone. That money is more than the funds borrowed by the Jonathan administration in five years!

“To show to Nigerians the profligacy and ineptitude of the current administration, I draw their attention to the fact that between July and August 2018, the Buhari administration claimed it had shared $322m Abacha funds recovered by the Jonathan administration to the poor. Then a week after it made that announcement, the Buhari government borrowed $328m from China.

“The question is this, why would you share out $322m one week only to borrow the same amount the next week? Why not use the Abacha funds to fund government activities instead of adding to the already strained debt burden?

“These are questions that Vice-President Osinbajo should answer rather than making false allegations against former President Jonathan.”

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5.8bn NEMA Fraud: WOW!!! Yemi Osinbajo Receives Seven-Day Ultimatum To Resign!

Comrade Timi Frank, the immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), has given Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo a seven day ultimatum to resign from his position because of his indictment by a House of Representatives commission over the approval and subsequent mismanagement of the N5.8billion intervention funds by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Frank in a statement on Monday, called on the National Assembly to immediately commence impeachment process against the VP based on the House report and in line with its constitutional mandate to act as a check and balance on the Executive.
He said that with the revelations about Osinbajo’s role in this high level sleaze and the many corruption cases against top aides and appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari, “it is safe to say that the present administration is the worst so far in terms of corruption and circumvention of due process laws in the nation’s democratic history.”
He insisted that the fact that Osinbajo is a senior lawyer and Chairman of the Board of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) – now alleged to have diverted the funds – makes it mandatory for the Vice President to immediately step aside to allow for thorough criminal investigation to determine the veracity or otherwise of the issues collusion and core raised in the House report by security and anti-corruption agencies.
He noted that it is appalling to hear that Osinbajo – despite his public anti-corruption posturing – could be remotely mentioned in such a scam where funds meant to provide succour for hunger-ravaged Internally Displaced Persons in the North East were allegedly diverted in such brazen manner.
“As a learned gentleman, Osinbajo cannot say he did not know that it is illegal for any government official to spend funds not appropriated by the National Assembly. He should have known that it is intrinsically illegal for anybody to divert funds raised through the issuance of Euro Bond – approved by the National Assembly for specific capital projects – to fund his ‘emergency intervention.’
“What is most telling is that it now appears that the VP used his brief stay as Acting President to open up the nation’s coffers for fleecing in this manner with the approval of the N5.8billion to be disbursed from the Euro Bond account and another N17billion he caused to be released from the Ecological Fund.
“These acts of financial recklessness are most unbecoming of a person of the Vice President’s standing. He has a lot of explanations to render to his Principal – who was on medical vacation at the time – and to Nigerians – whose trust has been rudely shaken by this stinking corruption affair.
“Being a man who enjoys immunity by reason of his office, I call on him to immediately resign his position to enable him appear before the anti-corruption agencies to state his involvement or otherwise in the scam.
“To hide under the toga of Vice President and not face prosecution alongside other NEMA officials indicted by the House of Representatives report on the investigation would amount to a travesty of justice and the selectiveness that has unduly characterised the war against corruption since the inception of the present administration.
“I give the VP seven (7) days to resign his position to enable him face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – like ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose did recently – to clear his name.
“Should he fail to heed my humble appeal, I shall have no choice but to commence the process of making available to the public other corruption-related information concerning the Vice President that will most certainly shock Nigerians,” Frank stated.
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Buhari’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Set To Resign?

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has been given a seven day ultimatum to resign over alleged flagrant violation of the Constitution and the Public Procurement Act in the approval of N5.8billion as intervention funds for the North East by former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank.
The House of Representatives in its investigative report had indicted Osinbajo after its investigation into the fund disbursement.
 
Frank in a statement on Monday, called on the National Assembly to immediately commence impeachment process against the VP based on the House report and in line with its constitutional mandate to act as a check and balance on the Executive.
 
He said that with the revelations about Osinbajo’s role in this high level sleaze and the many corruption cases against top aides and appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari, “it is safe to say that the present administration is the worst so far in terms of corruption and circumvention of due process laws in the nation’s democratic history.”
 
He insisted that the fact that Osinbajo is a senior lawyer and Chairman of the Board of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) – now alleged to have diverted the funds – makes it mandatory for the Vice President to immediately step aside to allow for thorough criminal investigation to determine the veracity or otherwise of the issues collusion and core raised in the House report by security and anti-corruption agencies.
He noted that it is appalling to hear that Osinbajo – despite his public anti-corruption posturing – could be remotely mentioned in such a scam where funds meant to provide succour for hunger-ravaged Internally Displaced Persons in the North East were allegedly diverted in such brazen manner.
 
“As a learned gentleman, Osinbajo cannot say he did not know that it is illegal for any government official to spend funds not appropriated by the National Assembly. He should have known that it is intrinsically illegal for anybody to divert funds raised through the issuance of Euro Bond – approved by the National Assembly for specific capital projects – to fund his ‘emergency intervention.’
 
“What is most telling is that it now appears that the VP used his brief stay as Acting President to open up the nation’s coffers for fleecing in this manner with the approval of the N5.8billion to be disbursed from the Euro Bond account and another N17billion he caused to be released from the Ecological Fund.
“These acts of financial recklessness are most unbecoming of a person of the Vice President’s standing. He has a lot of explanations to render to his Principal – who was on medical vacation at the time – and to Nigerians – whose trust has been rudely shaken by this stinking corruption affair.
 
“Being a man who enjoys immunity by reason of his office, I call on him to immediately resign his position to enable him appear before the anti-corruption agencies to state his involvement or otherwise in the scam.
 
“To hide under the toga of Vice President and not face prosecution alongside other NEMA officials indicted by the House of Representatives report on the investigation would amount to a travesty of justice and the selectiveness that has unduly characterised the war against corruption since the inception of the present administration.
“I give the VP seven (7) days to resign his position to enable him face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – like ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose did recently – to clear his name.
 
“Should he fail to heed my humble appeal, I shall have no choice but to commence the process of making available to the public other corruption-related information concerning the Vice President that will most certainly shock Nigerians,” Frank stated.

Osinbajo Reveals Nigeria’s Major Struggle Ahead of 2019 Elections – DETAILS

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that the biggest struggle in Nigeria is between good and evil, and not between the two major religions.
According to a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, the VP spoke at a public lecture organised by the Council of Chief of Imams, Ikeja Division in Lagos on Saturday.
 
The lecture was titled, “The role of Muslim leaders in the South-West towards achieving peaceful and successful 2019 elections.”
 
Osinbajo said, “I want to say to you that it’s a battle between good and evil. What we are fighting in this country is a battle between good and evil; it is not a battle between religions. Corruption is our major challenge. The people that steal Nigeria’s resources are both Christians and Muslims.”
 
He advised the religious leaders to continue to tell their followers to embrace peace and work for the unity of the country.
Osinbajo said prudent management of resources by the current administration had helped it achieve more in terms of infrastructure and development than the previous administrations.
 
He also said the government had invested heavily in social protection, describing it as the largest in the country’s history.
 
He disclosed that the government had spent over N2.7tn on capital expenditure in the last three years, pointing out that it is the highest amount ever spent on capital in the history of Nigeria.
The VP listed some of the infrastructure projects to include the Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge Railway, the Lagos-Ibadan Dual Carriageway and the Second Niger Bridge.
 
Osinbajo said the administration had been able to achieve this through prudent management of resources, despite earning 60 per cent revenue less than the previous administration when the price of crude oil was high.
 
He explained that through the N-Power Programme, 500,000 young graduates had been engaged by the Federal Government.
 
He said similar successes had been recorded in the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme, which includes the TraderMoni Scheme, the Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, and the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, which currently feeds over nine million public primary school pupils in 26 states.
 
Speaking on the impact of the TraderMoni scheme – the N10,000 interest- and collateral-free loans to petty traders nationwide, the Vice President said two million petty traders nationwide will benefit from the microcredit scheme by the end of the year.
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SUPER ENDORSEMENT!! Group, Traders plan 1 million man march for Buhari

The Buhari reelection campaign in picking up steam as he keeps getting endorsement from several facet of society.

The Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari (GMB) and the Abuja chapter of the Arewa Traders’ Association have agreed to mobilise 1.03 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.

GMB is a political association saddled with the task of ensuring electoral victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general elections.

The National Chairperson of GMB, Dr Fatima Goni, who announced this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said the agreement was reached at a meeting between the leaderships of the two associations at Kebbi Hotel, Abuja. She also revealed that the GMB and the traders’ association planned to stage a one million march in support of President Buhari candidature in the Feb. 2019 general elections.

Goni, who is popularly referred to as Mama GMB, said the association would soon commence public procession in major streets across the country in support of the candidature of the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket. She said: “Our campaign strategies include polling to polling mobilisation of voters and continuing sustenance of public enlightenment through media support. “Our strategies will also use structures across the federation to counter the negative narratives being propagated by retrogressive forces.

“We require your kind understanding and patriotic support which shall be adequately complemented by our personnel resources to achieve a dynamic result in the monitoring and countering of anti-government propaganda.

“This is the time for all who are deeply concerned about the prospects and challenges of our democratic growth and national progress to rise and be counted on the positive side of history where the Buhari administration has steadfastly striven to place our great country, Nigeria.’’ She commended leadership and members of the association for being part of the forward-looking pragmatic and progressive cause which the Buhari administration had continued to represent. Goni pledged to forward all the challenges facing members of the association to relevant authorities with a view to addressing them.

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the GMB, Alhaji Umar Farouk, disclosed that the association had intensified efforts to mobilise over 10 million of its members nationwide towards ensuring electoral victory for President Buhari in the presidential election. Farouk, who narrated the history of GMB, said the political association was formed in 2014 with sole aim of promoting President Buhari’s political ambitions as well as good governance. The chairman, Arewa Traders’ Association, Abuja chapter, Alhaji Adamu Hassan, disclosed that the association, with membership from 63 market areas in the FCT and its environs, voluntarily agreed to join GMB to ensure electoral victory for Buhari in 2019.

“Apart from organising the one million-march in support of Buhari/Osinbajo ticket on Dec. 6, we are also working towards mobilising about 23 million of our members across the country to vote for Buhari/Osinbajo in 2019. “We will be doing all these in partnership with the GMB with our little resources because of our love for President Buhari and the achievements of his administration so far,’’ he added.

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Regrets Ever Joining Politics, Faces The Toughest Questions Over Massive Corruption Under His Watch

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to stop sermonizing and parading like a saint, until he answers to the N33 billion corruption allegation, as exposed by the House of Representatives.

This came a few hours after a high profile source revealed that Osinbajo “is secretly regretting abandoning his Pastoral calling, by diving into the murky water of politics, especially joining the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC”, Post-Nigeria reports.

 

 

The PDP in a statement on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, said that the Vice President owes it as a personal moral burden, both as a Preacher and Professor of Law, to directly explain how the funds meant for the well being of Nigerians suffering in the North-East, was mismanaged under his supervision, instead of the lame attempts to dismiss the allegation and divert public attention from the scandal.

The statement reads in part: “Nigerians were thoroughly appalled to learn from the House of Representatives, how Prof. Osinbajo, as Acting President, in June 2017, unilaterally pulled N5.8 billion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, purportedly for emergency intervention on food in the North-East, which has now turned scandalous. Prof Osinbajo should explain how, according to findings by the House of Representatives, all the six States of the North-East failed to receive the emergency intervention for food security, for which a major part of the money was claimed to have been expended under his direct supervision as Chairman of the Board of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). What has Prof. Osinbajo to say on the revelation at the public hearing conducted by the House of Representatives, that there was no evidence the World Food Programme (WFP) received the 5,000 metric tons of rice, which NEMA claimed to have bought and donated to WFP, for distribution to victims of insurgency in the region?

 

 

 

“What has our Vice President to say to the report indicating that four of the companies that supplied food items to the region financed their projects through N2 billion they each received as loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)? What is his answer to the huge allegations in the public domain that bulk of the money meant for suffering Nigerians in the North-East was diverted to private pockets of key All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Presidency cabal to finance their wasteful lifestyle?

“The PDP is privy to the frantic effort by agents of the Presidency and the APC, to arm-twist and intimidate the House of Representatives, to abort its investigation and to ensure that the report does not see the light of day. If Prof. Osinbajo had no ulterior intentions, why did he pull the money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, without recourse to the statutory appropriation of the National Assembly? The PDP holds that the action of the Vice President in unilaterally approving the release of the money to NEMA, where he also presides as the Chairman of Board, is completely self-serving and ostensibly conceived and executed in corrupt intentions. Instead of answering to the allegation, Prof. Osinbajo is employing rhetoric to divert attention, claiming that his actions are covered by his apparent abuse of Section 43 of the Procurement Act.

 

 

“We invite the Vice President to note that Section 43 of the Procurement Act, deals with the emergency duties of a procuring entity, and not the processes of drawing funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, which is covered by the Constitution. As such, there is no way he can justify his actions under any of our laws. The Vice President should therefore, advice himself properly, by responding to the huge corruption questions and stop his unnecessary posturing.”