Elder statesman, Ayo Adebanjo, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost his integrity.
He also claimed that the ‘juju at Aso Rock has turned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo into worst devil.’
He advised the Vice President to step down in solidarity with Chief Obafemi Awolowo ’s struggle for true federalism.
Asked if some corruption scandals in current administration has stained the reputation of integrity with which Buhari campaigned for president in 2015 and won, Adebanjo told Punch that the President’s integrity is was already gone.
According to him, His [Buhari’s] integrity is gone. He should know that, except those who are still ‘chopping’ (eating ) under his government. All those who thought he had integrity have seen that none of it is there.
“When a man who has integrity authorises his AGF to go and meet a criminal in a strange land and then reinstates that criminal ? It’s a pity.”
Speaking on Osinbajo, he added, “Don ’t mind that one . I have told him to remember the son of who he is. His father and I were the followers of (Chief Obafemi ) Awolowo on federalism.
“He was born in federalism . And when he was the Attorney General in Lagos, he took Obasanjo to court over local government allocation that was depriving Lagos. He won the case up to the Supreme Court . Now, he is the Vice -President.
“It just reminds me of what Reuben Abati wrote that there is something wrong; the moment some people get to Aso Rock , there is a juju there that turns the good people among them into the worst devils.
“He should have resigned. I say that without any hesitation. The Vice – President — I know him from his youth — highly intelligent and highly qualified.
“A professor who is very sound. He has a job of his own. He is not jobless Why shouldn’t he resign? He went there with the thought to serve, maybe thinking of the West that, if there are any excesses of the President , he would be able to check it.
“No ! He was brought into wealth and he was silenced because of office. So, the Vice – President has no excuse . Tinubu has no excuss, particularly the Vice – President , who is a professional in his own right. He knows about all these ills. He has fought against them before. All these things are going on and you are seeing it?”