The Buhari Media Organisation has said that the alleged indictment of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, by the House of Representatives’ committee is a lie made up by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The PDP had issued a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbodiyan, demanding that the Vice President should disclose his role in an alleged N33bn NEMA fraud and his indictment by a committee of the House of Representatives.
According to the BMO, ego spoke in a statement by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, VP Osinbajo was “never indicted by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness in 2018” and the PDP a notorious reputation for peddling “false, unverifiable claims.”
The BMO said;
“There was nowhere in the report by the then House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness that a single allegation of corruption was made against Professor Osinbajo.
“In fact, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Ali Isa, who incidentally was a PDP representative from Gombe State, publicly admitted at plenary that the Vice-President was not mentioned in the report.
“For the avoidance of doubt and the need to correct the false impression, the approval by the Vice-President was not for the release of N33bn. It was for the N5.8bn Emergency Food Intervention Fund for the North-East and was within his powers, back then, as acting President.”
“Just like the Presidency said back then, we view this latest allegation against the Vice-President as a feeble attempt by a party which is synonymous with large scale corruption to smear the Buhari administration with the dirt it is known for.”
“It is on record that under the Obasanjo administration, $1.2bn was recovered in 2002, $149m in 2003, $500m in 2004 and another $458m in 2005.
“The Jonathan government received $1bn in 2012, $227m and $48m in 2014 and $380m in 2015, but surprisingly there is no official record of how these recovered funds were used in the PDP years of the locust.”