Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, on Wednesday lambasted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over his comments about ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement he signed, Omokri noted that “If Professor Osinbajo fails to heed this advice, I urge Pastor Adeboye to remember that the Redeemed Christian Church of God ordains its pastors not to lie but to spread the word of God”.
He also urged Adeboye to consider withdrawing Osinbajo’s pastorate before he brings the church to disrepute.
Omokri, who accused the VP of spewing falsehood against Jonathan, said “Nigerians may recall that Vice President Osinbajo falsely alleged that former President Jonathan took ₦100 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria in cash to his personal house in Abuja and when challenged to provide proof of his fallacious claims, the Vice President hid behind ‘sources’ and began to feed stories from anonymous officials to the media.
“This time around, the Vice President alleges that three persons working under former President Jonathan looted $3 billion from the nation’s resources. I make bold to say that Vice President Osinbajo is a liar and I challenge him once again to prove me wrong by mentioning those three people and providing proof that they stole the amounts allegedly stolen.
“It is sad that at a time when the Buhari administration should be telling Nigerians what they have achieved after three years, they continue to blame and point fingers.
“The reason for this is because neither President Buhari nor Vice President Osinbajo can point to any project that they have initiated, started and completed in three years.
“Nigerians voted for President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo because they said that: Subsidy was a fraud and would be stopped; Fuel would be sold at ₦40 per liter, and Fuel scarcity would end.
“Today, after three years: The Buhari administration is paying more subsidy than former President Jonathan ever paid at ₦1.4 trillion annually; Fuel price was increased from ₦87 to ₦145 per liter; Fuel scarcity is worse.
“Faced with these facts, a desperate Buhari administration, wanting to be re-elected and knowing that it cannot run on its record, has devised a plan to distract attention from its woeful record of failure by making constant false allegations on the person of former President Goodluck Jonathan.”