Since he became Vice President in 2015, Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of law and a pastor in one of the biggest Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, has never been so decimated.
The former commissioner for Justice in Lagos state has recently come under severe knocks from Nigerians over the controversial Trader Moni scheme, where the federal government distributes certain amount of money to market traders as soft loans to help them in their business.
But in a recent letter the former president wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo took a swipe at the number two citizen, alleging that he has become a rigging machine for the president and ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
President Buhari faces a big challenge from his opponent in the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar in this year’s presidential election.
Obasanjo had in the letter alleged that the president and ruling APC are doing everything to return President Buhari as commande in-chief, warning that the action could derail the 2019 general election and plunge the country into crisis.
Alleging desperation on the part of the president and his party, the Owu chief said Osinbajo has become a rigger for the ruling APC.
The ex-leader criticized Vice President Osinbajo over the “suspect timing” of the implementation of the Trader Moni Scheme.
“what an act by a Senior Advocate of Nigerian lawyer, number 2 man in the Executive hierarchy; and what is more, a pastor of one of the Christian movements led by a reverend, respected and upright church leader, Pastor E.A Adeboye.”
Obasanjp further alleged that Osinbajo has dumped spirituality for dirty politics by accepting the popular mantra of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them.”
Obasanjo explained that Trader Moni is another for of corruption by the federal governmnet and that Osinbajo should be prosecuted for graft.
According to him”Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo — a learned man, an enlightened person in all parameters — was seen at various markets in Lagos State and Abuja distributing N10,000 each to market women. What an absurdity! In more civilised nations, Osinbajo would have been impeached and prosecuted for gutting our collective treasury.”
He said Osinbajo has shown that nobody can be trusted. The action of the vice president “has shown the human weakness and proved the saying that the corruption of the best is the worst form of corruption. His explanation that it was their government programme can only be construed to be very shallow and lopsided, if not an outright idiotic programme”, Obasanjo said