- Nigerians have been urged to ignore the fake news about Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's resignation
- The call was made by a political group, Initiative to Save Democracy, which alleges that PDP is behind the fake news
- Sunday, James Akinloye, president of the group, says the opposition party will stop at nothing to lay its hands on Nigeria's treasury
Fake news about the resignation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been described by a group, Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), as the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party to stir unnecessary controversy in the southwest.
The president of the group, Sunday James Akinloye, called on Nigerians to ignore the news, adding that PDP would stop at nothing to lay its hands on Nigeria’s treasury, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng notes that Akinloye said: “This is completely laughable. How can some people concoct a story that is entirely false, sending thousands of Nigerians into frenzy over nothing?
“This shows that the PDP is desperate and they will stop at nothing to lay their hands on Nigeria’s treasury but their plans will not work, in fact, it is dead on arrival.
“They claimed in 2015 that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to Islamize Nigeria once he is voted in but we found that that is a lie.
“They claimed he was Jubril from Sudan and they even claimed that he could not stand or campaign for himself but the man has proven them wrong over and over again.
“The PDP is a destructive party and nothing good can come out of them. The foundation of PDP is faulty and the only thing they know is propaganda and lies even to the detriment of the lives of many Nigerians.
“They have said it, they want to enrich themselves and their friends, and they do not care about the common man on the street.
“They say they want to come and share the money, we must not allow that to happen. We must be steadfast in the slow and steady path we have embarked upon."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo accused the Goodluck Jonathan administration of carrying out grand corruption with impunity during its tenure.
Osinbajo made the accusation on Monday, November 12, when delivering the 40th anniversary lecture of the Association of Friends in Lagos.
Citing instances of alleged corruption that took place under the previous administration, the vice president said in one day $292m (about N70bn) was moved out from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), without any contract or any real explanation.
He said on another occasion, the sum of N60bn was moved out for security purposes without any evidence of what the money was used for.
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Osinbajo said it was surprising that the Jonathan administration left behind a debt of $63.806bn despite earning $381bn from crude sale between 2010 and 2014 - the highest that the country had ever earned.
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