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‘Osinbajo won’t be distracted over alleged N5.2b fraud’


Babafemi Ojudu

The presidential aide on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has said the recent attempts to allegedly smear the person and reputation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would not deter or distract him or the President Muhammadu Buhari administration from their official responsibilities.

Ojudu made the comment in response to inquiries about information circulating in the social media on plots to target the vice president hatched at the meeting of a major political party abroad, regarding 2019 election.

He said the recent National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) probe report which social media accounts say may have been outlined at that meeting in a foreign country, was one of such efforts plotted to attack the Buhari administration by tarnishing the image of the vice president.

“We have read reports in the media that the meeting in a foreign country of the major opposition party was centered on trying to attack the Buhari administration by targeting the vice president using different tactics.“It is now evident through the NEMA report, that the opposition is indeed making frantic efforts to tarnish the image of the vice president,” he said.

Ojudu explained that even after Ali Isa, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, had publicly admitted that Osinbajo was not mentioned in the report, the opposition still continued, baselessly, to attack his reputation by claiming without proof or any evidence that fraud was committed in the N5.8billon emergency food intervention fund for the North-East.

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