Buhari’s anti-corruption fight not targeted at Jonathan – Osinbajo

The Buhari administration’s
anti-corruption effort is not
targeted at anyone, but is
aimed at reducing corruption
in the country, Vice President
Yemi Osinbajo said Saturday.
Mr. Osinbajo made this known
at the funeral of Elizabeth
Adesola Mamora, mother of
former Lagos senator,
Olorunmibe Mamora, held at
First Baptist Church, Ijebu-Ife,
Ogun State.
He faulted those accusing the
Buhari government of witch-
hunting the former aides of
former President Goodluck
Jonathan.
“It’s not about a probe of a
past government, that’s not
what this is about. We are
talking about our future, we
are saying that we must put in
place a clear strategy going
forward,” the vice president
said.
“Not just about ensuring that
people are made to pay for
looting the treasury, our
system of justice must be fair
to ensure that anybody who
does anything that is wrong is
brought to account. We can’t
allow impunity to continue. So
it’s not about the previous
government, it’s about any
form of impunity,” he said.
The Buhari administration had
been accused of witch hunt
after declaring it will limit its
corruption probe to the
immediate past Jonathan
administration.
Criticisms intensified with the
detention of aides of the
former president.
Mr. Osinbajo said claims of
witch hunt were untrue. He
said the anti-corruption effort
of his government is a genuine
programme aimed at
sanitising the country.
The vice president
congratulated Mr. Mamora for
organising a befitting burial
for his mother whom he said
brought him up with good
moral teachings and in the
way of God.
Delivering his sermon, the leader of the
Baptist Church in Ogun State, Segun
Jaiyesimi, challenged political leaders to
make positive change while in office, and
urged them to help the needy in the
society while on earth as there will be no
opportunity to do so after death.
The event was also attended by the Ogun
State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, Lagos
State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, APC
leaders, Bola Tinubu, and Bisi Akande, fas
well as former governors of Ogun and
Rivers states, Gbenga Daniel and Rotimi
Amaechi respectively, among others.

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