By Albert Akota
Youths under the auspices of Competent Governance for Accountability and Civic Trust and Beyond Boundaries Legacies Leadership Initiative, has called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, over appointments allegedly made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in 2016/2017 as fight against corruption is concerned.
This was contained in a statement duly and jointly signed by executives of the various groups, they are Amb. Omoba Micheal, Comrade Oghenero Erheriene, Comrade Omaga Daniel, and Comrade Odeh Peter, who alleged that some of the appointments made by Osinbajo was to protect his personal interest.
It further said that “If you may recall in sometime 2016/2017 the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo was made The acting president of the federal republic of Nigeria and this gave him power to make some appointment.
“The appointment are not devoid of personal interest among such is the appointment of Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, as chairman of ICPC on the 1st of August 2017, this appointment was made so hasty just too protect his personal gain (Vice President).
“Aside the chairman of the commission the VP is equally connected to some other top management staff of the organization. One of such persons, the source said, is the Director of Operations, Hakeem Lawal who worked directly under Osinbajo in Lagos State.
“He is said to wield unimaginable powers and influence with the active protection of Ade Ipaye in the office of the Vice President. The duo are said to have been contemporaries in the university and colleagues in Lagos State under the Vice President.
The group in the statement also said that, “The source further noted that all previous holders of that position have been individuals who have training and experience as police or intelligence officers.
Meanwhile, the statement further alleged that, “ICPC has current issue of alleged indictment of the MD/CEO of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, which has really caught the attention of many because of the flimflam information/unprofessional act.
“The story claimed that the alleged ICPC report was dated February 6, 2019 and as at April 10, 2019, two days before the ICPC publication, NBET staff was at the ICPC office to provide additional document to the commission on the said issue.