A social political group, The Progressive League (TPL) has condemned attempt at linking the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN) to corrupt practices.
The group described it as an exercise in futility adding that the fabricated lies and coordinated media onslaught against the person and office of Osinbajo in recent weeks is highly unfortunate, disgraceful and condemnable.
This was contained in a statement signed by the National Secretary of the group, Dr. Oyedokun Alli.
TPL said it is embarrassing enough when leading National newspapers are tendering apology on outright lies published without due diligence against the person and the office of the vice president.
“More so, the new attempt to use credibility-deficient blogsites to continue to spread lies against Prof. Osinbajo will also fail like the traditional newspapers did in recent past.
“Attempts to link the incorruptible vice president to imagined and perceived corrupt practices by the bloggers is very amateurish and will further discredit whatever little credibility remains for such blogsites,” Oyedokun stated.
He added that “at a time when all hands must be on deck to create enabling environment for citizens to thrive in this Covid-19 era, political jobbers have now made it their past time to be planting false information against one of the leading lights of the current administration.
“They keep waging a war against an imaginary enemy over their 2023 presidential ambition. It is highly condemnable trying to destroy a man because they see him as a threat to their inordinate ambition.
“Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s incorruptibility can be traced to his uprightness way back in his university days as don, and then as Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Lagos state and now as the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“His loyalty is uncommon, his commitment great, and his effort against corruption is well documented. So how on earth will anybody be trying so hard to soil Osinbajo’s name? He asked rhetorically,” he opined.
The group therefore warned that any further attempt to soil the VP’s incorruptible records will be resisted and those behind the dastard act exposed to public ridicule.