Friday, 23 March 2018

Pastor Osibanjo May God Help You.

By all standard, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo should have been a respectable and adored personality who should not be involved in any frivolity nor to open his mouth carelessly. He should be circumspect and careful in what he says and how he says it.
Osibanjo is not only a senior pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). He is also a senior lawyer and an academic of outstanding credentials. But it appears that the temptations and lure of office, the desire to prove that one is still a strong member of the team and therefore should not be left behind when Buhari declares his intention to recontest the presidency in 2019, are changing all these.
Osibanjo now talks like a motorpark tout, openig his mouth so wide and engaging in shouts at the market place. He is becoming more Catholic than the Pope, or weeping more than the bereaved.
The other day Osibanjo had treated us with the theatrical that former President Goodluck Jonathan had frittered away a whopping N150 billion in frivolous contracts, two weeks to his vacating office in 2015. He however did not provide any detail about how that was spent.
While we may not be in a position to either affirm or to deny this, our concern is that why should Osibanjo be disturbing us with something that had happened since three years ago? What was the purpose of revealing the deal at this tail end of the administration's tenure?
If indeed Jonathan had stolen government money, why wait till now to start telling us about it? Why wouldn't the federal government in its usual manner, use its appropriate machinery to recover such stolen money?
What the current administration has specialized in are demonizing, media trial and conviction of innocent Nigerians without having concrete evidence to support their charges. Otherwise, how many of those the administration had accused of corruption have been convicted by any court of competent jurisdiction?
We are disappointed that Vice President Yemi Osibanjo with all his credentials should join the league of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, etc. by painting white to black.
We are not saying that Jonathan stole or did not steal any money, we leave the case to Jonathan because he is capable of defending himself, our concern is: why wait for three years to tell us about that, and why not go through the proper channel to establish the fact?
At any rate, neither Yemi Osibanjo nor anybody in government, had come out to tell us what the "transparent" government of President Muhammadu Buhari had spent in the more than three months of keeping our President in London while undergoing treatment there. Everything is rapped in top secrecy. But sooner or later, we get to know about it.

Rights Monitoring Group and Centre for Convention on Democratic integrity Ltd/Gte  

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