Name those you claim stole $3bn, PDP challenges Osinbajo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to stop bandying figures and name the three persons he claimed stole the sum of $3bn under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The party said that as a professor of law, the vice President Osinbajo 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 said it 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," a statement signed by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said.

Succ act of the vice president, the party believes, is descending to the public arena and the PDP, once again, cautioned 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," the PDP said.

It went further to say, "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."

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