Osinbajo replies Afenifere leader, Adebanjo, over ‘political jobbers’ comment

Nigeria Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Nigeria Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, said he never described those agitating for restructuring as “political jobbers”.

A statement by Laolu Akande, Mr. Osinbajo’s media aide, said the acting president expressed surprise at the news report quoting Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo, as saying he lambasted advocates of restructuring.

Mr. Akande said at no time did the acting president say that those asking for restructuring were political jobbers looking for appointments.

“The video, audio tapes and full text of his speech at the National Security summit organised last week by the Department of State Services, DSS are publicly available.

“While several newspapers and media outlets reported Prof. Osinbajo’s said speech last Wednesday, not one of the publications made such a blatantly inaccurate claim that he said those asking for restructuring were political jobbers,” the statement said.

“Besides, the debate on restructuring is an important one and the calls for restructuring cover a wide range of legitimate and constitutionally valid issues. Indeed all Nigerians have both a right and a duty to advance their arguments on the subject.”

The statement explained that the acting president himself had expressed support for state police based on the community policing model as well as devolution of powers to the States and fiscal federalism.

He also maintained that the Muhammadu Buhari administration has been active in supporting states’ rights in several ways including in fiscal matters, and will continue to do so.


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  • tundemash

    Prof, if you are not saying, I am saying it; THOSE OLD FAILED POLITICIANS AT AFENIFERE AND AFENIFEBI ARE POLITICAL JOBBERS STILL SUFFRING FROM LOSS OF PATRONAGE THEY ENJOYED UNDER DUMBO JO !

    • Agba

      OMODE BU IROKO OBOJU WO EYIN.

      • benjamin saheed

        Its obvious that you are a political rat. AFENIFERE my foot . in whose interest. You better find something doing .

      • tundemash

        May you and your IROKO rot in hell !

      • Saka Pena

        sinister iroko demons only thrive in the seasons of ignorance, not in 2017.

    • Ubong

      Calling someone Dumbo Jo, (whatever its meaning ) goes to show our level of IQ. That man attains a position of leadership that probably you and I will never attain in life. no matter his human lack of political and leadership qualities is a testament to luck and the corrupt leadership structure we have in a lopsided country, where some people feels they are lords of us-they must choose those to govern us and you and I accept blindly and foolishly despite the power in our hand to elect quality leaders, I saw this same comment purportedly alleged to have been made by our Acting President, which was not reasonable. People calling for true federalism is not a crime but a process and bonded agenda to disentangle ourselves from current highly corrupt and divisive system we are using at moment based on a corrupt fraudulent constitution imposed on us by a single regional military ruler. Calling for a system that could allow Acting president to rightfully contest for the highest office without regional hindrance is not a crime, so if afenifere have realised their intellectual ability to have been fooled and blinded by a region to get back political power and want to fight for fairness for all of us in a united Nigeria based on true federal system, I hope its worth supporting instead of going back to calling people names.

    • dpfrank

      Lol, the one and only tundemash. Nice to read your post

  • George

    Liar and fake pastor

    • tundemash

      Monkey, keep hurting !

    • benjamin saheed

      Na mumu dey do u

    • dpfrank

      You are a pigg for saying that

  • niko

    Baba Àdebanjo! What is your problem? We have not forgotten about the money you and the Afenifebis including Odumakin collected from Jonathan Kashamu and Pdp in 2015 to oppose Osinbajo. And you have been opposing him since. Are you envious of him and Dolapo? That you can never attain their God-given status in spite of all the mumu you put Awolowo through? What will you tell your mentor Papa Awolowo, or your “friend” Papa Osinbajo when you meet them in the great beyond? That you have been opposing and sabotaging their children for filthy lucre? Baba Adebanjooooooo!

  • Olatubosun

    In unity we stand

  • Olatubosun

    Nigeria can not divide now… Those agitating for division should keep quiet

  • Olatubosun

    No way for division

  • dpfrank

    Prof don’t mind the liars