N5.8bn Scandal: PDP Asks Osinbajo To Make Refunds, Seek Restitution

November 17, 2018

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as
a preacher, should search his soul, seek forgiveness and make
restitution for entangling himself in corruption and sharp practices,
instead of his lame effort at concealment in the N5.8 billion Northeast
Intervention Fund scandal.

It is heart-rending that Prof. Osinbajo, despite his sanctimonious
posturing, is being fingered in the frittering of the N5.8 billion meant
for the purchase of food and general welfare of suffering Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast.

Prof. Osinbajo should know that he has come to the end of the road and
that Nigerians have completely lost faith in him, since the House of
Representatives exposed his complicity in this unpardonable debauchery
against weak and vulnerable citizens.

Instead of asking for forgiveness and making restitutions, Prof.
Osinbajo is busy trying to divert attention from the reeking corruption
of the Buhari administration, while bandying figures in an attempt to
distance himself from the failures of this administration.

Is it not revealing of the arrogance of this administration that Prof.
Osinbajo, even in the face of indictment by the House of
Representatives, still conjures the temerity to confront Nigerians and
try to wave off this corrupt act?

We ask; how can Prof. Osinbajo find inner peace when all the six states
of the Northeast reported that they never received the emergency
intervention for food security?

From the probe, which exposed how the Vice President, then as Acting
President, in 2017, drew N5.8 billion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund
of the Federation, without the appropriation of the National Assembly,
only to superintend over the purported spending as the Chairman of Board
of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), it is clear that it
was never in the interest of the suffering and displaced masses.

The PDP therefore expects Prof. Osinbajo to end his grandstanding, show
remorse and make restitutions for this debauchery against humanity.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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