Nigeria Election: Why Some Leaders Hate Buhari – Osinbajo Reveals
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday spoke on why some leaders do not like President Muhammadu Buhari.
Osinbajo, appealing to Hausa community at a Town Hall meeting in Ikeja, Lagos State, said that some former leaders do not like Buhari because of his stand against corruption.
He said even Buhari’s enemies know he is an honest man and not a thief who stole money meant for Nigerians.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Arewa community leaders, drawn from Lagos State and other Southwest states, were present at the meeting.
“What we are hoping to see on Saturday is an affirmation, a vote for a man who has proven through the years to be a man of truth and honesty.
“The problem of our country is not that we don’t have enough money, the problem is that of leaders that we put there, many of them stole the money meant for the people.
“We are able to do more than even when they (previous administrations) are even earning more because the President is not a thief. Even his worst enemies, those who hate him, know that he is a man of truth.
“They know he is a man who will not steal the money of the people,” the VP said.
According to Osinbajo, it is unfortunate that the country has become a place where people who are in power believe that the country’s money belongs to them and their friends.
He said that the stealing ended when Buhari became the President and that the government had achieved a lot with meagre revenue because of commitment to use public funds to better the lives of citizens.
He added: “Let us not have any doubt in our minds, the battle for power in this country is the battle between good and evil.
“There are some people who want to take the money of the country, there are some who want to use it for good.
“This is not a religious matter, you find thieves among the Christians, thieves among Muslims; you will find honest men among Christians, we find honest men among Muslims.
“I know one Muslim, who is an honest man, I know many, but one is Muhammadu Buhari. He is an honest man. Everybody, even his enemies know, he is an honest man.
“Let us not doubt in our mind at all, this next level that we are talking about by the Grace of God, the people of this country will begin to enjoy the fruits of all the sacrifice they have made in the last four years.”