Some of President Buhari’s friends are corrupt – Osinbajo

Some of President Buhari's friends are corrupt - Osinbajo

Well, it is a sticky situation for the ruling All Progressives Congress as the party battles to regain public acclaim and trust of Nigerians.

Some clear-eyed thinking might be in order: President Buhari has to go after corrupt justices.

It has never happened since 1960! No, not once, that corrupt justices’ homes are raided and arrested for corruption.

In other words, the presidency will concentrate exclusively on keeping his base energized and ignore or attack any other voter group.

In the ongoing drama and war of words, Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo has chimed in his perspective on the crackdown.

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He spoke on two major themes: the N-Power employement scheme and the ongoing crackdown of corrupt judges.

On the N-Power scheme, Osinbajo said 200,000 unemployed graduates had been selected under the N-power Jobs Program.

“We expect that before the end of the month, we will engage 200,000 out of the 500,000 unemployed graduates the Buhari administration plans to hire in the N-Power Jobs Program,” he said.

He added that this was in fulfillment of campaign promises made by the Buhari led administration.

The Vice President also said that in order to ensure that the Nigerian society is completely purged of corruption, the anti-graft war would be holistic.

He further warned that even President Buhari’s political associates and friends would not be spared.

Osinbajo who reiterated that the president has a zero tolerance for corruption, stressed that he would never cover for his friends.

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The vice president spoke during an interview at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He said: “Corruption is major drain on the country’s resources and President Buhari’s stance on this is public.

“No one would be spared in the fight against corruption because, even the close friends of the president know that they will not be spared.

“He will not cover for them. Fighting corruption is a priority.”

The last statement from the Vice President is indicative of something: the president knows some of his friends are corrupt.

Will he go against them?