Sunday, 17 November, 2019

Sack of Aides: ‘Follow Atiku’s footsteps – Ozekhome tells Osinbajo


Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), human rights lawyer, has reacted to the alleged sack of over 30 presidential aides attached to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Report emerged on Wednesday that over 30 presidential aides attached to the Vice President were disengaged by President Buhari without his (Osinbajo) knowledge.

However, Ozekhome, reacting, said he predicted the sack of Osinbajo’s aides.

He urged the Vice President to act like former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and put up a fight with President Muhammadu Buhari.

He gave Osinbajo two options to take in regards to the situation.

Ozekhome told Independent: “I normally read situations and I say my own. Everything I have predicted in the last five years have always come to pass. I have made it clear and it is resounding now.

“Nigerians are aware Atiku fought his then boss both in the courts and at the political scene which saved him from being humiliated out of office.

“Osinbajo has two options. The first option is to get ready to pull his punches and fight like a man that has manhood. He should fight squarely, frontally and brutally like a man with manhood.

“The second option is that he should honourably resign as vice president of Nigeria before they pour more ashes on his head and before they bespatter his white garment with more muds and more excrement.

“In these two options, there are no grey areas at all. They are just the two options available.

“He should either put his hat in the ring to fight the cabal squarely.

“Atiku fought Obasanjo squarely to the knowledge of everybody in this country. He fought brutally whether in court or on the political scene. In every way, Atiku fought Obasanjo to a standstill and everybody was aware.

“So, Osinbajo should be ready to do what Atiku did by fighting with all he can but if he cannot, he should take the honourable way out by resigning quietly. Otherwise, he will be so rubbished and reduced in significance and importance that he will not even be accorded the status of being a glorified messenger.

“In a situation where the president can send Osinbajo to his home town to go and witness the turbaning of a small chief and documents are being sent to the president to sign Nigerian laws in London, it is a clear case that when the market is on fire, you do not tell the deaf and the blind. They will know when they feel the heat.”

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4 comments on “Sack of Aides: ‘Follow Atiku’s footsteps – Ozekhome tells Osinbajo

Aminu Ridwan Wale Ayofe

It’s good for the Vice President PYO to fight but he should not be desperate in his struggle to ensure that the statue quo remain, he should do everything within the purview of d law otherwise he may end up writing his last page in the political history of our dear country.
…”Nobody drags d sword with the person holding it without being hurt”

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Aminu Ridwan Wale Ayofe

It’s good for the Vice President PYO to fight but he should not be desperate in his struggle to ensure that the statue quo remain, he should do everything within the purview of d law otherwise he may end up writing his last page in the political history of our dear country.
…”Nobody drags d sword with the person holding it without being hurt”

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Aminu Ridwan Wale Ayofe

It’s good for the Vice President PYO to fight but he should not be desperate in his struggle to ensure that the statue quo remain, he should do everything within the purview of d law otherwise he may end up writing his last page in the political history of our dear country.
…”Nobody drags d sword with the person holding it without being hurt”

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The call for the VP Yemi Osinbajo is not a good option, in my own opinion, whether they will listen or not, I think it is advisable for him to let the royal fathers across the country, both internal the North and South with responsible politicians to intervene and settle it amicably because if they presidency is thrown into internal crises, the already distracted and government of the day will further plunged into an era of absolute nonperformance which will further impoverish the already fiscally inundated Nigerians. Every disagreement coming from the seat of power in any government anywhere in the world, affects the entire nation negatively and we don’t need this at the moment. God bless Nigeria.

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