The Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has come to the defense of his boss, President Buhari by describing some opinions from certain people that the anti-corruption fight is one-sided as absurd. The Vice-President said this while speaking at the end of the African Union summit in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday July 18th.
“I think it’s 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 on 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 (NSA) which went to several political figures and again these were large huge sums of money, over 2 billion US Dollars and the sheet size and the enormity of what we are talking about, must not be diminished in anyway or trivialised in anyway by any suggestion that it is partisan. How? In what way? 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” said Yemi Osinbajo.