VP says powerful Nigerians want Buhari to stop corruption war

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The Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that President Buhari is being pressured by prominent Nigerians to stop the war on corruption.

Osinbajo who assured Nigerians that the President will not let them suffer, said those mounting the pressure, are asking Buhari not to jail the looters.

He said they want Mr. President to ask the looters to refund the money they stole.

Punch reports that Osinbajo through his his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, said “We get regular messages from some Nigerian elite saying ‘cool down.

“It is a very strange morality that some of those people have, (which is) very complicated, and cutting across all tribes and religious differences.”

Osinbajo said the position of those putting pressure on the government was that “it (corruption) is not a big deal.”

Adding that “The man on the street is very clear; so whatever some of these elite say, we shall keep our focus on the masses who voted for us.”

“Mr. President and I are extremely focussed on what we need to do. We will focus on critical things, infrastructure and social investments,” he said.

The Vice-President also assured Nigerians that the government will not relax its fight against corruption, no matter the pressure it receives.

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