The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have said they will continue to talk about the corruption perpetrated under the sixteen-year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party and that of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in particular.
They stated this on Thursday at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos, where the 66th birthday of the former governor of Lagos State was commemorated.
Osinbajo, who described corruption as an existential problem for Nigeria, said, “The corruption of the previous five years destroyed the economy.”
“They say don’t talk about it. What should we talk about? If we are not talking about it, then what is the lesson to Nigerians?” Tinubu said.
Tinubu also noted that the party under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari won’t be derailed in its ultimate task of fixing Nigeria.
Tinubu while giving his speech lambasted past leaders and political parties who according to him had all the resources to fix the country but preferred to waste and loot it dry.
In an obvious reference to a letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him not to seek reelection, the APC leader said President Buhari won’t be derailed by such ‘political letter writers’ who had had their chances of fixing the country but ended up messing it up than they met it.
“We want to thank Nigerians for their patience for the past few years that the APC assumed power. The challenges are more than we imagined but we are more determined to surmount them. We won’t be derailed by those who now specializes in writing political letters as if they were not part of those that plunged us to our current sorry state. I won’t talk about that letter thing today. I shall find time to attend to it because I am happy that you have given me the best birthday present ever,’ Tinubu said to the admiration of participants at the event.