The All Progressives Congress, APC, Vice-Presidential candidate for the 2015 presidential election, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that one of the fundamental problems confronting the country is the inability of President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government to tackle corruption.
Osinbajo stated this during a Twitter chat tagged #AskProfOsinbajo on Monday.
The vice presidential candidate noted that it was saddening that under Jonathan’s government, “there is no consequence for corruption”.
He added, “One of the fundamental problems is that there is no consequence for corruption. I think that what everyone will agree to about a Buhari government is that it will not tolerate corruption.
“If the number one citizen has a clear and uncompromising anti-corruption stand then the anti-corruption policy will work. If the number one and number two citizens have a strong stance on anti-corruption, then our policy can succeed”.
Osinbajo added that a Muhammadu Buhari Presidency would bequeath to Nigerians a country where everyone would have a good job and lives a descent live in peace security.
He also accused the Jonathan administration of politicising the fight against the Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
Osinbajo argued that the present administration had failed to “sincerely identify” the menace posed by the insurgent group.
Osinbajo, who is a professor of law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, also blamed the failure of the security forces to contain the excesses of Boko Haram in the on-going war against terrorism on corruption.
“The current administration has politicised Boko Haram. The corruption around defence funds has created a situation where soldiers are not well equipped and motivated.
“General Muhammadu Buhari wiped off Maitatsine, another Islamic insurgency during his administration, by sincerely identifying the problem as a challenge to the authority of the state to maintain law and order.
“The administration took command and funded the military transparently and that is what we need to do now to end this insurgency”, he said.