A social-political group, The Progressive League (TPL) has described the subtle attempt to link the name of Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to corruption as an exercise in futility. This was contained in a statement signed by the National Secretary of the group, Dr. Oyedokun Alli.
According to the group, the fabricated lies and coordinated media onslaught against the person and office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in recent weeks is highly unfortunate, disgraceful, and condemnable.
It is embarrassing enough when leading National newspapers are tendering apology on outright lies published without due diligence against the person and the office of the vice president.
More so, the new attempt to use credibility-deficient blogsites to continue to spread lies against Prof. Osinbajo will also fail like the traditional newspapers did in the recent past. Attempts to link the incorruptible vice president to imagined and perceived corrupt practices by the bloggers is very amateurish and will further discredit whatever little credibility remains for such blog sites.
According to Dr. Oyedokun; “at a time when all hands must be on deck to create enabling environment for citizens to thrive in this Covid-19 era, political jobbers have now made it their past time to be planting false information against one of the leading lights of the current administration.
“They keep waging a war against an imaginary enemy over their 2023 presidential ambition. It is highly condemnable trying to destroy a man because they see him as a threat to their inordinate ambition.
In his words; “Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s incorruptibility can be traced to his uprightness way back in his university days as a don, and then as Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Lagos State and now as the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“His loyalty is uncommon, his commitment great, and his effort against corruption is well documented. So how on earth will anybody be trying so hard to soil Osinbajo’s name? He asked rhetorically.
The group, therefore, warned that any further attempt to soil the VP’s incorruptible records will be resisted and those behind the dastard act exposed to public ridicule.