Osinbajo On A Sophisticated Vote Buying – Saraki
The appointed Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party who doubled as the Senate President of Nigeria Bukola Saraki has struck the Nigeria Vice President of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo over his market tour across the country.
Saraki while addressing the media yesterday faulted Osinbajo’s move, adding that the VP was on a sophisticated vote buying as money are being handed over to market women which he said was not budgeted to be shared to Nigerians by the APC.
He worded the VP to stop distributing monies meant for the development of Nigeria, accompanied by leaders of the ruling party.
He said: “In 2015, I didn’t see the Vice President going anywhere to give anybody Trader Moni. In 2016, I didn’t see the Vice President going anywhere to give anybody Trader Moni. In 2017, I didn’t see the Vice President going anywhere to give anybody Trader Moni. But all of a sudden in 2018, we are seeing this.
“He goes about with the Woman Leader of his party, APC, and governors of his party. At least, if you are going, you should have Woman Leader of all the parties because the money belongs to Nigeria. But all I see is APC Women Leaders. It is wrong, it is morally wrong. It equates in a way to sophisticated vote buying. If it is not vote-buying he should have been doing it since 2015. In 2016, he didn’t do it. In 2017, he didn’t do it. Suddenly in 2018, that is the biggest programme.
“And next time he goes out, he should carry people that represent the community, not just one party or political association. It’s either they stop it completely or they expand the space to ensure that it represents all Nigerians.
“Because the money when it was appropriated, we said it is money appropriated for all Nigerians.
Saraki urged Nigerians to go for a leader who will drive investment and bring workable factories to the country.
“What we will be saying to Nigerians is that it is our belief that, with our candidate, we have a leader who understands what is required in moving the economy forward. Is the economy better now and is it worse than it was in 2015? Are people suffering more now than they were in 2015?
“The reality is this. We need a candidate that can drive investments and bring the factories back working, bring the business economy working again.
“Government alone cannot do it and the government has tried to do it in the last few years and it has not worked and unless you have a President that people believe in the investment climate will not be conducive.
“We need somebody that will unite the country. we believe that Atiku has shown he is a Nigerian. Every part of the country will feel that he will represent them.” He said.
The DG also said that APC is fretting over Atiku’s plan to visit the United States.