Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has again attacked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He described Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo as corrupt, stressing that there is neither redeeming feature nor personality to salvage the current situation in the current administration.
In a lengthy statement made available to DAILY POST by his media team on Sunday, Obasanjo said the All Progressives Congress (APC) was ruining the country.
The statement titled “Points for concern and action” reads in part: “You cannot give what you don’t have.
“Bode George put it bluntly in his statement of December 3, 2018 when
he said: “The other day, the Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi
Osinbajo – a learned man, an enlightened person in all parameters – was
seen at various markets in Lagos State and Abuja distributing N10,000
each to market women. What an absurdity! It was indeed an obscene
display of executive recklessness and abuse of office. Pray, where did
the money come from? Was it budgeted for in the appropriation law?In
more civilised nations, Osinbajo would have been impeached and prosecuted for gutting our collective treasury.”
Obasanjo continued: “What an act by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria lawyer, number man in the Executive hierarchy; and what is more, a pastor of one of the Christian movements led by a revered, respected and upright church leader, Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Osinbajo must have gone for, “if you can’t beat them, join them”.
“A great pity indeed and which makes people ask the questions, “Any
hope?” Yes, for me, there is hope. Osinbajo has shown the human weakness
and proved the saying that the
corruption of the best is the worst form of corruption.
“His explanation that it was their government programme can only be
construed to be very shallow and lopsided, if not an outrightly idiotic
programme. Traders in rural and sub-urban areas of Nigeria are many more
than those in urban areas and they are much poorer
than traders in Lagos, Abuja and other cities.
“They need more attention and greater help. Are they to be confined to the heap of perpetual poverty? What of those who are not
traders? They are not entitled to hand-out and they can languish in penury? And what about millions who have lost their jobs in the last three and a half years? The timing is also
“Those who criticise the action are called evil but they are not evil asthey know what they are doing and saying, and they love Nigeria and Nigerians not less than the likes of Osinbajo. They are not devils incarnate; they are patriots.
“What is the connection between taking the number of PVC (Permanent Voters Card) of the recipient of the N10,000 doled out to ‘traders’ and the forthcoming election? There is something sinister about it, and Professor Osinbajo, of all people, should know that.”