Osinbajo Jonathan was not committed to wiping out Boko Haram – VP says

Vice President Osinbajo has said that ex-President Jonathan was not committed to wiping out deadly sect, Boko Haram.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan was not committed to defeating Boko Haram.

He said GEJ’s administration and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claimed that the sect was sponsored by the Northern political leaders to discredit his government.

Osinbajo also said Jonathan’s government became unpopular when it dismissed the abduction of the Chibok Girls, alleging it was a plan by the opposition.

The VP said GEJ’s administration only began to take Boko Haram serious when there was an attempt on President Buhari’s life.

According to Punch, Osinbajo also said “Secondly, the ruling party also somewhat cynically seemed to have considered that since BH attacks were actually in the heartland of the opposition it was not necessarily an unwelcome development as it could only weaken the opposition.

“Third, extensive corruption in arms procurement estimated at about $15bn, ensured that the military remained poorly equipped and demoralised.

“A number of well-publicised mutinies occurred and troops involved were taken through widely unpopular court-martials.

“As the government dithered and equivocated BH proceeded to realise the objective of occupying territory and  establishing Islamist states in Nigeria and in the Lake Chad basin.

“In Borno State alone, it occupied and hoisted its flag in 20 of the 27 Local Government Areas that constituted the state. In Adamawa State,  BH took Mubi and some villages in Yobe State.”

The Vice President said this while delivering a speech titled: The unraveling of Boko Haram and the rebuilding of the North-East of Nigeria, at the Harvard University’s Weatherland Centre for International Affairs, United States.

Osinbajo had earlier told newsmen that the Federal Government will not interfere if any security agency decides to probe ex President Goodluck Jonathan.

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