Following the recent statements credited to the Vice President of the Federation were here allerged that only three persons stole $3b towards the end of GEJ administration, The PDP through her Publicity Secretary has come out to challenge the V.P over the statement.
In a press release today, Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenges Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to stop bandying figures and name the three persons he aclaimed stole the sum of $3bn under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The press statement continued “Vice President Osinbajo is a professor of law and ought to know that patriotism demands that he should not make unsubstantiated claims but to place the names of such Nigerians in public.
The PDP also expects Prof Osinbajo to take such names to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), if truly such Nigerians exist.
The PDP holds that it is particularly improper for the occupant of the exalted office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to engage in smear campaign and making unsubstantiated statements just for political reasons.
That, our party believes, is descending to the public arena and the PDP, once again, cautions the Vice President to desist from making frivolous statements just to curry political support.
We therefore urge Vice President Osinbajo not to join President Muhammadu Buhari in de-marketing our dear nation in a bid to score cheap political points and divert public attention from their failure in governance.
Indeed, we had expected the Vice President to show leadership by naming those he claimed stole $3bn and making moves to ensure that the amount is recovered, instead of bandying figures in public events.
Finally, Nigerians would want Prof. Osinbajo to address the issue of colossal corruption under the Buhari administration, particularly in the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), an agency under his purview and which is currently being investigated on issues related to the handling of N18 billion emergency intervention fund.”
National Publicity Secretary