A pro-democracy group, South South Democracy Vanguard has debunked the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s claim that poverty was more pervasive in the country before now because past administrations had no social security programmes, describing the position as false. Osinbajo
Reacting to a statement made by Osinbajo in the United States last weekend, the pro-democracy group declared that former President’s administration was more strategic in its implementation of very robust social intervention programmes which created jobs and enhanced the capacities of Nigerian youths.
In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Mr. Adrian Tamuno, the group noted that the speech in question had already been condemned by various segments of the society and urged the Vice President to always speak the truth because of the dignity and respect that is accorded his office. Below is the full text of the statement: Yoruba must fight for restructuring, not 2023 presidency(
) Osinbajo’s denial of Jonathan’s social security programmes and endless litany of falsehoods It is really pitiable that Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been unable to rise up to the position God Almighty has determined that he should hold. He has elected to remain pedestrian, petty and ordinary, sadly, against the grain of the dignity and respect which the office of the Vice President commands. His utterances have continued to be characterised by falsehoods, inaccuracies and tasteless language, the type you will never find in the company of those that had occupied the position in the past