Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said the battle for next year’s presidential election is between the forces of retrogression and the masses.
Osinbajo spoke at the National Consultative Forum of the National Committee of Buhari support groups in Abuja.
“The election will be a historic one ….it is a battle between those who want our country’s resources to be used for our country and her people, and those who want to privatize the commonwealth,” he said.
“He is not perfect man, but he is an honest and truthful man. A man who wants to use the resources of this country for the common man,” he said.
He said between 2010 and 2014 the Nation earned $383bn, the highest amount ever in the country’s history from oil.
“Just to compare in the same period we have earned less than $112 billion. But where are the roads, the rail, the power? When we came into office over 22 states were owing between 3 to 6 months salaries. President insisted we must support the States to pay.
“Yet when we came into office oil was down to 30 dollars a barrel we are earning 60% less than the previous government, yet in the past three years we have spent 2.7 trillion on infrastructure the highest in the history of the country. How?
“The fear of Buhari makes people desperate even crazy. So now they say he is Jubrin from Sudan. If you can’t discredit him say he doesn’t exist! They were all alive and well when Pastor Adeboye went to London and prayed for him the day before he returned to Nigeria. How will one Jubrin sit in FEC and conduct meetings, consult with his ministers, speak to me daily! Their strategy is simple if you tell a lie often enough some will believe you….” he said.