Buhari President’s anti-corruption war not biased – Osinbajo

Osinbajo made his comments via a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

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Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has spoken against the notion that President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption is biased.

Osinbajo made his comments via a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

The statement reads:

 I think it (the allegation) is entirely absurd. I think that view is absurd and without foundation or basis whatsoever.

We look at corruption from all possible facets. If you look at, for example, corruption in the military, from military procurement, obviously the only individuals responsible for that could be persons who had held office within the period in question and that has been done and clearly the opposition was not in the office at that time.

Those who were in the office were not necessarily opposition individuals. These were service chiefs and other personnel who had served for a while.

The other issues for example is the fraud and the corruption that is associated with large sums of money given out by the past National Security Adviser which went to several political figures and again these were huge sums of money, over $2bn and the sheer size and the enormity of what we are talking about, must not be diminished in any way or trivialised in anyway by any suggestion that it is partisan. How? In what way?

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I think those who make that suggestion obviously want to trivialise a very important programme of the government, a very important fight against corruption and also the strong effort to recover huge sums of money that have been stolen from Nigeria.

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