The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to stop sermonizing and parading like a saint until he answers to the thirty-three-billion-naira corruption allegation as exposed by the House of Representatives.
The house of representatives had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over what it described as an “illegal approval” of five-point-eight-billion-naira emergency food intervention fund for the north-east, a fund which the representatives said was mismanaged by NEMA.
The PDP in a statement on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan National Publicity Secretary said ‘the Vice President owes it as a personal moral burden, both as a preacher and Professor of law, to directly explain how the fund meant for the wellbeing of Nigerians suffering in the Northeast, was mismanaged under his supervision, instead of the lame attempts to dismiss the allegation and divert public attention from the scandal.
PDP asked the vice president to explain how, according to findings by the House of Representatives, all the six states of the Northeast failed to receive the food bought with the emergency fund.
The PDP said that the action of the Vice President in unilaterally approving the release of the money to NEMA, where he also presides as the Chairman of Board is completely self-serving and ostensibly conceived and executed in corrupt intentions. It urged Osinbajo to therefore respond to the huge corruption questions and stop his unnecessary posturing.
The Vice Presidency in his reactions to the findings of the representatives had said that the approval of the fund was within his constitutional authority. He also dismissed allegations that the food was never delivered to the target states.