- A group has described PDP’s attempt to resurrect unsubstantiated claims about a NEMA scandal as laughable and shameful
- In a statement signed by its national coordinator, the group stressed that the opposition party is out of touch with reality
- The group noted that the PDP spokesman has become obsessed with Osinbajo’s name and advised him to seek treatment
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A group under the aegis of Buhari Osinbajo Solidarity Front (BOSF) has reacted to the attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rehash unsubstantiated claims about a NEMA scandal.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, the group while describing PDP's attempt to resurrect fake news as laughable and shameful, stressed that the party is out of touch with reality.
BOSF in a statement on Tuesday, May 5, signed by Olawale Badmus, its national coordinator also observed that the spokesman for the opposition has become obsessed with the vice president's name. The group urged him to quickly seek treatment from such a horrendous obsession.
"The PDP official these days have gone into oblivion and can't find any issue to relaunch his jaded responsibility. So he is sticking to the name of the VP to keep the hope of not losing his job alive. This is so shameless," the group said.
The national group in reaction to a statement by the PDP urging the vice president to come clean on the N5.8 billion National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) scandal, noted it was like a kite they keep trying to fly but which has simply fallen short of resonance with Nigerians.
Recall that back in 2018, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the presidential political adviser, had rubbished similar claims made by the opposition party.
The BOSF said that not only has the Houses of Representatives and its committee stated categorically that the vice president, who was an acting president, at that time was not mentioned, it also said Osinabjo was not fingered in the matter.
The committee explained that the media reports were a figment of the imagination of those pushing the fake news.
The group said in a statement: “Nowhere in the House of Representative report was there any allegation of corruption against the Vice President and this is why claims against him by the PDP are mere political tactic intended to malign him.
“Not a single claim of the PDP is factual. No indictment by the House at all. No fraud of any kind was perpetrated on the part of the Vice President. PDP thinks that if they repeat a lie for long enough time, it will stick but not this one because the issues are so well interrogated and well known to the public as a mere political stunt."
BOSF explained that because the president chose another DG for NEMA, the opposition sees it as an opportunity to reawaken its fishing expedition, adding that they should not be allowed to perpetuate lies.
The group noted that this is an old, rehashed, and baseless allegation by the PDP which Nigerians should continue to pay no attention.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Air Vice-Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed as the new director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria (NEMA).
The appointment was announced in a statement released by Willie Bassey, the director of information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in a statement on Saturday, May 2.
In a related development, a non-governmental organization has commended President Buhari for relieving Mustapha Maihaja of his position as the director-general of NEMA.
The Concerned Citizens for Good Governance said replacing Maihaja with Muhammed is a step in the right direction taken by the president.
A statement released on Sunday, May 3, by the president of the group, Adamu Bawa, said Maihaja's sack was best in the interest of Nigeria.
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