Buhari being pressured by ‘Nigerian elites’ to stop anti-corruption war – VP Osinbajo

Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that there’s a huge amount of pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to put the brakes on the ongoing anti-corruption war.

Prof. Osinbajo on Thursday, disclosed that the pressure to ‘cool down’ on the campaign was mostly coming from the Nigerian elite.

Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice-President was quoted to have made the comments while granting audience to a delegation from the Muslim Congress of Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He 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.”

The VP further disclosed that those pressuring the government to go easy on the anti-corruption war, have even suggested that the government should simply ask the looters of public treasury to return the money and go free.

While stressing the administration’s resolve to forge ahead with the campaign, the vice-president said: “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.”

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