👤 By Adenike Lucas, DENISAURUS News
I think the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will go down in history as someone who could have done better in government.
Professor Osinbajo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN and Pastor who became a politician, was meant to be the conscience of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, but the VP fought his own corner instead of that of the nation.
The first thing he did was to corner the anti-graft agencies under his wings. The VP even set up a parallel unit at the Ministry of Justice to enable easy access of controlling the graft agencies for his own personal reason.
According to Obono Obla, that personal reason was to stop the prosecution of allies of the VP, but this paper knew this before now.
In fact, way back in 2017, DENISAURUS News revealed that Professor Osinbajo, wanted total control of the two anti graft agencies for no other reason than to finish off any opposition in his way.
The VP, who twice sent Ibrahim Mustafa Magu’s name to the National Assembly for confirmation, planned to get the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices, ICPC under his wings in order to use it to further his personal ambitions.
He managed to do so without much trouble. Mr Magu, a man described as a perennial offender by the Secret Police remains in office.
Professor Osinbajo showed no mercy at the author of the indicting memo against Mr Magu.
Erstwhile Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura was sacked the moment President Buhari left for London and put his deputy in charge of government affairs.
No wonder why these days, the President never hands over to Professor Osinabjo whenever he travels out of the country.
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As for Mr Magu, he remains in office though his days too are now numbered. He has been used to destabilise the opposition to the great dismay of many.
Imagine, just a few hours before Ayo Fayose was to complete his tenure as Governor of Ekiti, the EFCC boss whose nomination was rejected twice, authorised an investigation against him.
Yet, a former Governor of Osun who also lost his immunity like Mr Fayose, never got any threatening message and was never invited to write a statement or even asked to come in for questioning.
Everyone knows that Mr Fayose, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was being investigated by Magu’s EFCC because of the 2019 elections.
Yet, this injustice happened under the watch of Professor Osinbajo.
Many close to Professor Osinbajo, say he was fixated in the work of Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Attorney General and Minster of Federation, who is meant to by post, supervise the anti-graft ministry.
Having served as Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Lagos, during the time of Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, maybe the VP missed his former role in law.
It was during his time as AG Lagos that Alpha Beta was formed. Professor Osinbajo’s company, Simon Coppers Partners, has been linked to the firm which generates revenue on behalf of Lagos State.
Alpha Beta, which Dapo Apara exclusively told DENISAURUS News was floundering tax laws to the tune of N100bn, has Professor Osinbajo’s company listed as its company secretary.
This does not reflect well on the VPs integrity or judgement. How can a lawyer allow his company to syphon funds?
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The “Rule of Law” Unit set up in the office of the AGF and superintended by his Chief of Staff Ade Ipaye, also made many attempt to carry out its own agenda.
The group set up to ensure that they had a loop on every matter in the ministry, were at one point making effort to negotiate the release of looted funds without the Honorable Attorney General of Federation’s knowledge.
The news is very strange. I mean why was the VP so desperate to corner the anti-graft agencies? Why was he desperate to fill the role of AGF? He was selected by President Muhammadu Buhari to be his deputy, not as the Chief Law Officer of the land.
The intention for covering the anti-graft agencies it turns out, was so that in times of elections, the VP would be able to fight oppositions.
It worked for the 2019 elections. Professor Osinbajo used the likes of EFCC’s Mr Magu, who was rejected by the senate and had an indicting report written against him by the secret police to do this.
Having seen several petition written against Bolaji Owansanoye, pleaded with the Senate for his confirmation to be stalled. Unfortunately, the eight Senate led by Bukola Saraki went ahead to confirm the nomination sent by the VP.
Professor Osinbajo while attacking the opposition also began to build his own political war chest. He fought tooth and nail to install a successor in Ogun, his state of origin.
He got rid of the predecessor, Ibikunle Amosun’s machinery in the state. The aim is to build a base in Ogun in time for the next elections.
Indeed, his 2023 ambition has now pitted him against his one time benefactor, Asiwaju Tinubu. Asiwaju, who we all know, also has aspirations to become the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
To call Professor Osinbajo’s action a betrayal is nothing but correct. Well, Asiwaju Tinubu with all his fault has always made it known his ambition to be the number one citizen of the country.
And the best chance to achieve this would be in 2023, that is if the party is able to survive all the storms it will face before the next election and if the ticket is zoned to the South-West as many expect.
Elections are very costly, especially in Nigeria. Professor Osinbajo, a Senior Advocate and former Pastor of the Redeemed Church of God knows this.
Instinctively, Professor Osinbajo strategically placed his friends in places to do with budget and finance. Which was a way of generating money for his 2023 project.
The former Attorney General and Commissioner of justice has began accumulating the necessary funds needed for 2023, but things are no longer looking hopeful for him.
His big ambition of becoming Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria has shown his weakness, and brought an unending battle before him.
Professor Osinbajo is facing the biggest fight of his political career, which has already led to the sack of 35 out of 80 of his aides.
Adenike Lucas is the editor and publisher of DENISAURUS News.
A part two of this editorial titled – Osinbajo’s Sins And The Push Back From Cabals will be published soon.