Okupe Dares Sagay To Release Full Pay Of NASS Principal Officers

An aide to the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan,Dr  Doyin Okupe, has dared Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), to, within 24 hours, carry out his threat to reveal details of the running cost of the principal officers of the National Assembly.

Okupe, however, asked Sagay to also reveal the running cost of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, special advisers to the President, and other top government functionaries including himself.

Sagay had declared that he would soon make public the monthly earnings of the leadership of the National Assembly.

He said the N13 million allowances being received by senators is only a tip of the iceberg as Nigerians will be shocked when he releases details of the allowances of the principal officers.

Reacting however, Okupe challenged Sagay to give correct figures about the running cost of all top members of the Buhari government, pointing out that each day he failed to carry out his threat, his credibility will continue to wane.

He said in a statement, “I find the threat by Professor Sagay on allowances and running cost of the leadership of the National Assembly very interesting. It will aid our fight for transparency in public affairs. However, he should not be selective. For us to take him seriously, he should include the details of the running costs of the office of the President, Vice President, Ministers, Special Advisers, heads of Government agencies, parastatals and even himself. Afterall, all the salaries, allowances and running costs come from the same public coffers.

“He should tell the world how much he is paid, how much he spends on his numerous junketing abroad, his allowances, honoraria and others, including the ones paid for by international donor agencies.

“For Prof. Sagay to say that the country would explode if he gives out certain figures is inciting, particularly, at a volatile and tensed period as we have now in the country. I believe the President owes this country a duty to call this man to order.

“It will also be interesting if Sagay can tell Nigerians what the achievements of his committee are in the last 30 months that it has been using government money. Or is the committee set up just for the purpose of abusing and attacking the National Assembly?

“With the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) rating recently released by Transparency International (TI), it does appear that Sagay’s committee has neither helped Nigeria nor the President who set up the committee and funded it with tax- payers’ money. Mr. Sagay should sit down with members of his committee to work seriously in developing position papers and policies that will actually help the anti-corruption war and make it more effective. This will by far be a much more dignified job than rabble-rousing and witch-hunting of institutions and personalities in the country.”


Okupe Dumps PDP For Accord Party

Former Senior Special Assistant on public affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has joined the Accord Party.

Okupe, who recently dumped his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the announcement on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

He said he decided to pitch his tent with the Accord party, after due consultations with political associates.

Okupe stated that politics to him, goes beyond personal relationships or associations or friendships.

Read his full statement:

“Following various consultations with political associates, family and friends I have decided to formally join the ACCORD Party.

My decision is based on deep reflection on who I am and what I want from politics.

To me politics does not begin and end with winning or losing elections. It’s not about big or small parties either. It’s also beyond personal relationships or endearing associations or friendships.

There exists in our communities several platforms on which such affiliations and sentiments can be sufficiently gratified.

To me, Politics is about, Service to the people, policies and ideologies that will serve the best interests of the greater majority of the society, Forthrightness and accountability, Honour and Integrity.

I am not desperate to be anything anymore. But I am desperate to find and work with other Nigerians especially our young and vibrant upcoming politicians, to establish a political incubator to breed a new generation of leaders who will do things right, maintain high ethical standards and abhor greed,avarice, selfishness and impunity.

Most of our national parties presently and in the past were put together with a false sense of national spread but majorly, irrespective of how they came to power, end up being inequitable and manifestly exists to serve the interests of a minority few and/or that of a tiny section of the country.

I want to belong to a political party that will be able to publicly state it’s position on troubling national issues like, requests for self determination by a section of the country, resource control, federalism and Restructuring, Religious intolerance, atrocities of fulani Herdsman, unequal standards in national university admission policy, and many more.

Any political party that does not have an openly stated position or Stand on these issues is a mere association of elites coming together only to feather their own nests or at best a deceptive political contraption put together by a few to seize power for a few and for the benefit of a few.

An official date of declaration by me and my numerous supporters in Ogun state will be announced shortly”.

Jonathan Ordered Dasuki To Give Me N100m

A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), gave him N100m on the instruction of Jonathan.

Okupe, who served as Jonathan’s spokesman from 2012 to 2015, added that he received N10m monthly from Dasuki to pay salaries and run a weekly programme on NTA.

The former presidential aide said this in a Facebook post on Sunday while reacting to his arrest and interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC had alleged that Okupe received N85m from Dasuki at different times.

In his reaction, Okupe said, “The initial N50m was approved by the President (Goodluck Jonathan) to be paid to me from his security vote. N10m was to furnish my rented living apartment and another N10m for my office. The balance N30m was approved as take-off grant.

“The N10m I received from the ONSA monthly was to run my office, pay salaries of members of staff, including overheads, pay expenses for our numerous press conferences, pay for publications in newspapers, magazines, local and foreign, television programmes, bulletins, and media consultants who assist and facilitate our work. I had about 23 (members of ) staff, 11 were graduates out of which five were Master’s degree holders.

“The second N50m was approved again by Mr. President when I reported to him that the monthly allowance had been cut from N10m to N5m and that I was no longer in a position to keep running a one-hour NTA network programme called INSIGHT which was aired 9am to 10am every Friday.

“We paid NTA about N1.2m monthly for airtime. Two presenters were paid N600,000 monthly. The lead presenter on INSIGHT earned N400,000 and the second presenter earned N200,000. Total N600,000.

“We paid for tapes and editing per programme. Besides, we also paid honorarium for guests either directly or in form of hotel bills for those outside Abuja, or transportation.

“This cost averagely N500,000 weekly or about N2m monthly. All in all, we spent about N4m monthly on the programme. Mr. President promised to help with the expenses. About a few months later when we had incurred some debts the NSA sent me this N50m which was to cover the cost of the programme for 12 months.”

Okupe further clarified that his monthly allowance was not his salary but meant for the running of his office. He said out of the N10m given to him by Dasuki monthly, 40 per cent went on salaries.

“Salary sheets with names and offices of employees were submitted to the EFCC. I was paid my salary of N853,000 per month through the office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation,” he said.

Okupe, who was also quizzed for allegedly receiving some dubious contracts from a local council in Niger State to the tune of N76.5m, said his company, Romix Soilfix, was one of the over 20 construction companies who were duly awarded contracts for rural roads some five years ago by the Niger State Government.

He explained that due to lack of funds, contractors were paid irregularly making the job to drag.

“The job is still ongoing. The relationship of this to my service as senior special assistant to President is still not clear,” Okupe said.

The former presidential aide criticised the EFCC for allegedly releasing details about his health.

Okupe confirmed that he suffered a heart problem and he only explained this to investigators to prevent him from being detained.

He added, “I was born with sinus bradycadia, a non-disease based slowness of the heart. It precluded me from vigorous exercise from childhood but I have, by God’s grace, been able to live a normal and active life.

“With age, the slowness grew worse and life-threatening. I sought medical help and went through a procedure at the Arrhythmia Cardiac Research Centre in Atlanta, where this defect was corrected. It was just a year ago and I am still under satellite monitor from the USA. This is what I revealed to the EFCC and they made it a public issue.”

Okupe maintained that he was not a thief, adding that he had only two houses: one in Lagos and one in his hometown.

Armsgate: Metuh Was Paid N400m – Okupe

Doyin Okupe, the erstwhile Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, appeared as the third defence witness (DW3) for Olisa Metuh, the embattled national spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who is standing trial over his alleged role in the infamous $2.1 billion arms deal, involving the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).

Metuh is being prosecuted alongside his company, Destra Investment Limited on a 7-count charge before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,

He is accused of allegedly receiving N400million (four hundred million naira) from former NSA, Col. Dasuki (retd).

At an earlier sitting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the defence had present Ifeanyi Odenigbo, a consultant with Q-time Nigeria Limited, who had told the court that, there was a remittance of N450million from the Office of the NSA to Destra Nig Limited; the source of which he said was not made known to him.

At the resumed sitting today, Okupe while being led in evidence by Metuh’s counsel, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, narrated how he was part of the meeting in which Metuh made a presentation on what could be done to launder the image of the then president and that of the PDP.

“After the meeting, the president said he will make a directive for Metuh to be mobilised with funds to carry out the project. The next day, Metuh called me to tell me that his account had been credited with N400m”, Okupe said.

Under cross examination by counsel to EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir, Okupe, admitted that, government institutions and agencies are not part of the organs of the party.

When shown one of the exhibits (e-payment mandate) from the Office of the NSA, detailing the transfer of the sum N400m to Destra Investment Limited, Okupe claimed he does not understand the document neither does he know what it is all about.

Thereafter, Ikpeazu sought for an adjournment on the grounds that Metuh has a health challenge.

Consequently, Justice Abang adjourned to May 19, 2016 for continuation of defence.

Bode George, Okupe, Babatope, And Other PDP Southwest Leaders Shun Fayose/Mimiko Congress

The camp of Governors Ayodele Fayose and Olusegun Mimiko on Saturday depleted as some prominent PDP leaders in the South-West shunned the congress of the governors’ faction held in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The absentees included Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Doyin Okupe, Mulikat Akande, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide, Taoheed Adedoja among others.

No reason were given by the party for their absence, but it may not be unconnected to a court order which stopped the congress.

But, Chief Bode George, who was also absent from the congress, sent his apology through Mr. Ola Apena to the congress.

Those PDP chieftains were earlier present in the party stakeholders’ meeting held two weeks ago in Akure, where it was agreed that the north should produce the next national chairman of the party.

However, Bode George, Ebenezer Babatope and Doyin Okupe had on several occasions made their stand known on why the party national chairman’s slot should be zone to south west.

At the congress, chaired by former Governor of Rivers State, Celestine Omehia, the offices were zoned to the various six states in the region.

Former Commissioner for Information, Mr. Eddy Olafeso emerged the South west Chairman of the party.

Other zonal executives of the party include Secretary, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo (Osun), Organising Secretary, Bakene Wasiu (Ogun), Youth Leader, Femi Akintola (Oyo), Women Leader, Ronke Ajigbeda (Ogun).
Others include, Publicity Secretary, Abiola Makinde (Ondo), Financial Secretary Hon. Afoji (Lagos), Auditor, Bili Aminu (Oyo), Treasurer, Adeola Ogunrinde (Ekiti) Legal Adviser, Chief Ojo Williams (Osun).

Mimiko appealed to the members of the party in South West to be determined to restore the glory of the PDP.

He said the actions or inactions of PDP South West will determine the future of the party in the country.

His words, “the future of our party depends on our actions an inaction in the zone.

“Based on the performance of All Progressives Congress (APC), there is no doubt that our party has a bright future. Despite all the bright chances PDP has, we still have a lot of work to do.

“We must work toward the future that beacons. Whether anybody likes it or not, South West remains the leading light of politics in this nation.

“This time comes for us to be able to stand up for what is right with history of integrity and progressives. Let us be determined to do what is right for our party.

“There is no doubt that there have been issues surrounding this congress but I am very sure that the truth shall prevail.

“Those who gathered in this hall are the movers and shakers of politics in South West PDP and I want to appeal that we stand firm because they are a lot of work ahead of us.

“Let me repeat what I have said in our last meeting, Fayose and I are on the same page and working together for the progress of our party in the zone. And we urge other leaders to join hands with us.

Fayose on his part said the problems in the PDP was an internal problem.

He warned the judiciary to be careful of granting court orders to people who cannot win elections by popularity.

The elected South west Chairman, Olafeso said whether people liked it or not, PDP had provided direction for the country.

“Our dear country is not enjoying the best of time. The exploit of PDP in agriculture, political stability and economic stability have been reversed by the APC.

“The party in power has reneged from all electioneering promises it made to Nigerians and despite 15 days to a year in its office, APC is still blaming PDP”, he said.

PDP leaders, who attended the congress include senator Iyiola Omisore, Senator Biodun Oluji, former Minister, Mr. Adedayo Adeyeye, Hon. Oladipo Adebutu, Senator Yele Omogunwa.

Others include Ekiti Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola, Segun Adegoke, Olu Agbi, Oluwole Kolawole, Bayo Fagboriji, Ajayi Oyedepo, Ondo State Assembly Speaker, Jumoke Akindele.

Okupe Seeks Obasanjo’s Forgiveness, Prostrates Before Ex-President

A former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has prostrated repeatedly before former President Olusegun Obasanjo, begging the former head of state to forgive him over insults he hurled at him while he (Okupe) served as spokesperson for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Mr. Okupe visited Mr. Obasanjo on Sunday at his Hilltop G.R.A. residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, those familiar with the matter told PREMIUM TIMES.

The former presidential aide made the surprise visit to the former president to seek reconciliation after remaining estranged from the former leader for years.

One source said security operatives at Mr. Obasanjo’s residence initially blocked Mr. Okupe from accessing the former president’s home but that he was allowed in after “baba came downstairs and told the boys to let him in.”

Photographs of the visit obtained by PREMIUM TIMES show Mr. Okupe prostrating repeatedly and pleading for forgiveness.

Sources said Mr. Obasanjo initially rejected Mr. Okupe’s plea, saying “you cannot abuse me in the papers, on TV, on radio and on the streets and then come here to privately apologise.”

“Why don’t you mount the same platforms you used in abusing me to apologise to me?” a witness quoted Mr. Obasanjo as saying.

“Baba said he was baffled to see Okupe verbally assaulting him in the media just because he was given appointment by Jonathan,” the source said. “If he were a true son of Yorubaland, he would not have gone to that extent because Baba was the first to appoint him a media aide over 16 years ago.

“Baba appointed him as one of his first aides when he became the first president after democracy returned to Nigeria in 1999, only for him to turn his back against Baba when he got a similar appointment from Jonathan many years later. Now that he has gone to bite more than he can chew, he’s desperate for Baba’s forgiveness.”

“There’s an adage in Yoruba that says when a dog has gone to put itself into fury inferno, it will become desperate to return to its owner,” the source added.

After a brief intervention by those present at the meeting, sources said, Mr. Obasanjo agreed to forgive Mr. Okupe because he (Obasanjo) is an elder statesman and father to many.

“Baba said he has forgiven him because of his respected position as an elder statesman, but that may not stop him (Mr. Okupe) from committing the same offence in future,” the source said.

In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Okupe confirmed he visited Mr. Obasanjo to seek reconciliation.

“I went to Obasanjo to settle and resolve my long-standing misunderstanding with him,” Mr. Okupe said, adding that “Obasanjo is like my father and I am his political son.”

“In Yorubaland, when an elder is angry with you, the younger person begs. I am not ashamed to beg Obasanjo,” Mr. Okupe said.

Southwest Should Produce PDP Chairman – Okupe

Erstwhile Senior Special Assistant to then President, Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, has categorically sounded the demand of the Southwest to have the position of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, zoned to it.

In a piece entitled: “PDP and the burden of Justice and Equity,” the PDP chieftain noted that in the last 18 years, the party has had 11 chairmen from five geopolitical zones in the country with the Yoruba race of the Southwest been prevented from having a taste of the exalted office.

Okupe reasoned that the failure of a Yoruba man to emerge as the national chairman could either mean “That there is a pervasive and concealed hatred for the southwest in the PDP” or “That the PDP has very little or no regard for Yoruba interest as was evinced in the obvious cheating of the Southwest from the position of the Speaker in 2011, which was never rectified nor compensated for the whole of four years.”

The former presidential spokesman maintained that, “There is an embarrassing falsehood being propagated by political charlatans from the southwest and some influential collaborators in the top echelon of the PDP.

“The seed of this misrepresentation was sowed by a group of political clowns and court jesters under the leadership of Senator Buruji Kashamu, a political impostor who claims he is the leader of the party and the Yorubas in the Southwest.

“On the 21st of April 2016, the cream of the authentic Yoruba leadership in the southwest gathered at the Golden Gates Hotel on Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, under the Chairmanship of Chief Olabode George, a retired Air Commodore, former governor, former deputy national chairman of PDP and a grandson of the revered, legendary and world acclaimed, distinguished Yoruba icon and politician,Sir Herbert Macaulay.

“At that meeting the true sons and daughters of Yoruba land in an unprecedented unity condemned the erstwhile claim by the Yoruba traitors who went and lied to the PDP chairman, His Excellency Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, that the Yorubas do not want the chairmanship of the PDP.

“I want to state categorically here, without any fear of equivocation, that We the Yoruba’s from the Southwest, desire and demand the post of the national chairman at the next convention of the party.

“The followings are the past chairmen: Chief Solomon Lar, Chief Gemade, Chief Audu Ogbe, Prince Ogbolafor, Dr Nwodo, Alhaji Baraje, Dr Haliru Bello (AG), Alhaji Bamangar Tukur, Alhadji Adamu Muazu, Prince Uche Secondus (Ag) and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

“From the above in the last 18 years there have been 11 chairmen from five geopolitical zones. Only the Yoruba race from the southwest have been precluded from this exalted office.

“In the interest of fairness, equity and justice, it is most compelling that the Yorubas of the southwest zone must be allowed to contest for this post at this coming national convention.

“Any attempt to do anything to the contrary, no matter the reason advanced cannot be acceptable.

“Failure for a Yoruba man to emerge as the national chairman can only mean two things.

1. That there is a pervasive and concealed hatred for the southwest in the PDP. OR
2. That the PDP has very little or no regard for Yoruba interest as was evinced by the obvious cheating of the Southwest from the position of the Speaker in 2011, which was never rectified nor compensated for the whole of four years.

“The sad implication of the above is that, regrettably, many of us from the southwest may have to reconsider our membership of this great party we have helped to nurture and supported through thick and thin, a party we have loved almost more than our very existence, and the party we have served with all our natural endowment, in victory and defeat.

“If there exist any conscience, anywhere in this party, let that conscience speak now and stop the new and alien conscienceless power currently holding sway within the party hierarchy.”

Obasanjo Condemns Okupe, Labelling Former Aide A Hypocrite

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, as ​a ​hypocrite for describing him (Obasanjo) as the leader of the opposition PDP in the South West.

Mr. Obasanjo said he left partisan politics for good.

Mr. Obasanjo was reacting to Mr. Okupe’s comments that he (Obasanjo) remained the “undisputed and authentic” leader of the PDP in the Southwest region of Nigeria.

Mr. Okupe, ​a former aide to Mr. Obasanjo, ​who made the disclosure on his Facebook account last Friday, also blasted Buruji Kashamu, a senator, who lays claim to being the leader of the PDP in the South West.

The former presidential aide said it was wrong to describe Mr. Kashamu leader of the party merely because he runs a local non-governmental organisation in Ogun State.

“Senator Buruji Kashamu is not the leader of the PDP in the South West. He is not even the leader of the party in Ogun State. He leads an NGO called Omo Ilu which engages in empowerment programmes in the state, mainly in the Ogun East Senatorial district.

“Baba Obasanjo still remains the undisputed and authentic leader of the PDP in the South-West. The fact that he tore his membership card is not tantamount to resignation from the party. An action he has not undertaken to date.

“Tearing of the membership card though a very negative action is undoubtedly a knee-jerk reaction to certain unacceptable or intolerable happenings within the party which can and will be redressed,” Mr. Okupe said.

However, Mr. Obasanjo, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES exclusively on Tuesday over the telephone said Mr. Okupe “does not know what he was saying”.

The former president said he did not apply to join the PDP in 1998, rather, what was given to him was a registration card and his decision to tear the card meant he wa​s no longer a member of the party.

He also said there wa​s no way he could be referred to as a leader of the party in the South West even if he w​as​ still a member.

“I was a national leader of the party for eight years, so, how would I now reduce myself to becoming its leader in the South West,” he said.

Mr. Obasanjo also said Mr. Okupe should be ignored because he was one of those who campaign​ed for his his expulsion from the party.

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Kashamu Is Not PDP Leader Even In Ogun State, Obasanjo Still A PDP Member – Okupe

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo has not resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Obasanjo denounced his membership of the PDP last year, instructing Sunmonu Oladunjoye, chairman of the PDP at his ward in Abeokuta, to help him tear his party card publicly.

Obasanjo had fallen out with the leadership of the party, where he was twice elected as president, over his opposition to the reelection bid of Jonathan. He had claimed that the party was planning to expel him over his critical stance on Jonathan.

“They said they want to expel me from PDP… although I have not been told but I have my ears on ground. We’ve been trying to run away from a mad man but he pleads we wait for him at the other side of the river,” he said.

“Why would some people say they want to send me away? They don’t need to bother themselves. Here’s your membership card, take it.”

However, in a statement on Friday, Okupe, who also worked under Obasanjo, said the elder statesman has not left the former ruling party.

“Baba Obasanjo still remains the undisputed and authentic leader of the PDP in the south-west,” he said.

“The fact that he tore his membership card is not tantamount to resignation from the party. An action he has not undertaken to date.

“Tearing of the membership card though a very negative action is undoubtedly a knee-jerk reaction to certain unacceptable or intolerable happenings within the party which can and will be redressed.

“In his temporary absence, we have a collegiate or confederal leadership of eminent and distinguished elders including Chief Bode George, Chief Ogunlewe, Aare Jubril Martins Kuye, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Chief Mrs Apampa, Dr. lekan Balogun, Baba Richard Akinjide, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, Chief Ebenezer BABATOPE, Shuabu Oyedokun, Iyiola Omisore, Prof. Adeniran, Gov Fayose, Gov Mimiko, Senator Bode Olajumoke amongst others.

“Senator Buruji Kashamu is NOT the leader of the PDP in the south-west. He is not even the leader of the party in Ogun state. He leads an NGO called Omo Ilu which engages in empowerment programmes in the state, mainly in the Ogun east senatorial district.

“We are a proud and a foremost race in Nigeria. We have enviable political antecedents and capable of presenting nationally credible and acceptable leadership at any and all time.”

Okupe Accuses Osinbajo Of Peddling Falsehood

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of propagating “absolute falsehood” with his recent claim that the federal government did not build a single road in the last 10 years.

Osinbajo made the statement on Friday during his speech at the retreat of pastors of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos.

But responding on Sunday, Okupe said it was unfortunate that someone like Osinbajo, whom he holds in high esteem, could make such “blunder”. “This statement is a lie and an absolute falsehood. Many people have said so. But this is not why I am writing this,” Okupe wrote on Facebook.

“It was a wrong statement made in a wrong place and before a wrong audience. This is perhaps one of the most difficult posts I have made to date. “Yemi Osinbajo and I have a few things in common. He is a professional in politics like me. He is a practising Christian and a revered Pastor. I am a practising Christian and an aspiring Evangelist. We both are alumni of Igbobi college, Yaba, Lagos. “His younger brother and mine were classmates at Igbobi and are both pastors of the fountain of life church, Ilupeju, where I became grounded in Christianity under the mentorship of the celebrated and revered man of God, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya.

“My concern is the erroneous assumption that just because the VP is a Christian therefore every christian is APC. The church must also be sensitive and mindful of the danger in bringing politics into the church.

“For Prof Osinbajo, if only he remembered the Igbobi college motto ‘omnes unum in domino’ meaning ‘all are one in the Lord’, he would not have committed such a blunder. Our God is God of APC, PDP, Labour etc

“Having said this, the VP is someone I hold in very high esteem and he knows this. I am also proud of his role in this administration.”

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