Sunday, August 9, 2015

Jonathan not target of any probe, says Osinbajo

        Nigeria Vice President Osinbanjo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday
dismissed suggestions that the Buhari
Administration is witch hunting former
President Goodluck Jonathan with the probe of
the activities of some agencies.
On the contrary, he said the administration’s
anti-corruption stance is designed to check
corruption in all areas of the nation’s life.
“It’s not about a probe of a past government,
that’s not what this is about. We are talking
about our future, we are saying that we must
put in place a clear strategy going forward,”
the vice president said at the funeral of
Madam Elizabeth Adesola Mamora, mother of
Senator Olorunmibe Mamora, at the First
Baptist Church, Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State..
“Not just about ensuring that people are made
to pay for looting the treasury, our system of
justice must be fair to ensure that anybody
who does anything that is wrong is brought to
account. We can’t allow impunity to continue.
So it’s not about the previous government, it’s
about any form of impunity,” he stressed.
Vice President Osinbajo said the anti-
corruption effort of the government is a
genuine programme aimed at sanitizing the
In his sermon at the service, the head of the
Baptist Church in Ogun State, Pastor Segun
Jaiyesimi, challenged political leaders to make
positive change while alive, especially when
they are holding public office as there will be
no opportunity to do so after death.
The ceremony drew a large crowd of friends,
associates and relations from far and near
including APC leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,
Chief Bisi Akande, Governor Ibikunle Amosun
of Ogun State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode
of Lagos State, former governors of Ogun,
Otunba Gbenga Daniel and the immediate past
governor of Rivers, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

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