By Danjuma Aliyu
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is the “worst thing to happen to Nigeria,” a source in his government has said.
The staff, who spoke exclusively to DENISAURUS News, criticised the VP’s underhand work in Govertment, stating that he is the reason for many problems in the country.
The thought echoes that of another elderstateman, who argued that the “juju at Aso Rock has turned Professor Osinbajo, SAN, into the worst devil.”
Professor Osinbajo, a Pastor and Senior Advocate who turned 61 recently, is seen as a trouble maker instead of a unifier. Insiders note that he is the cause of the rancour between the three arms of government.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the staff said: “look at his support for Magu, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU situation and his use of Ministry of Justice, MoJ office to usurp the powers of AGF Abubakar Malami, SAN and attack the Senate President.
Even when given a task to set up a reconciliation panel to sort the lingering issue, the Vice President “put more wood in the fire.”
“For example, Egmont suspended Nigeria because Magu, who the Department of State Services, DSS warned has no integrity was leaking information, but VP supports him,” our source said: “Why he supports him I don’t know. What I’d say is that birds of the same feather flock together”
Nigeria’s number two, a former Attorney-General of Lagos during the Governorship of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, made worse a situation by deliberately misinterpreting the EFCC Act 2004.
Following his rejection as the fourth Chairman of the EFCC, Prof Osinbajo, incorrectly stated that Ibrahim Mustafa Magu did not need the confirmation of the Senate.
The Vice President recently reaffirmed his support for Mr Magu, a man described as “perennial offender,” by the secret police.
Professor Osinbajo’s reluctance for the Presidency to change the “corrupt” police officer as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has left many suspicious.
A popular social media personality explained that Mr Magu and Prof Osinbajo, were brought into lime light by the same person.
“The rag doll knows what he is doing. Never have I seen a muppet with such a large hole in its butt that can readily accommodate two adult ventriloquists’ hands simultaneously,” @Segalink quipped in a twitter post on March 7.
To make matters worse, our government source noted that Nigeria’s number two man is aware of Nigeria’s suspension from a world financial intelligence unit, but, instead of working with the Senate to resolve the issue, “Prof has done the opposite.”
The suspension of the NFIU from the Egmont Group was first reported by DENISAURUS News in May 2017.
Then the financial body, expressed concerns on how Mr Magu’s EFCC was leaking confidential information to his allies in the media.
To reverse the suspension, the Senate passed the NFIA bill, which was later harmonised between both houses.
It has since been discovered that a member of the House of Representative working in connivance with the Vice President has removed crucial segments from the bill.
Although, the National Assembly has since passed the legislation needed to make the NFIU independent as required by the Egmont, the Presidency is yet to sign the bill – which means that Nigeria could still be expelled by the financial group as its hold its plenary today.
When asked to explain the feud between executives and legislators, our source said “recall PMB told VP to set up reconciliation panel. “VP didn’t do that instead he put more wood in the fire”
He adds that “VP aggravated matters and gave a shoddy interpretation on the EFCC Act. For self interest, he wants to keep Magu in position for 2019. He doesn’t want any credible opposition, hence his parallel office at MoJ which he uses 2 launch investigations and disburse information on SP”
DENISAURUS News was unable to reach the Vice President’s office for comment.