ABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to name the three persons he claimed to have stolen the sum of $3bn under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party further asked the Vice President to forward such names to the anti-graft agencies for immediate investigation and prosecution.
“We had expected the Vice President to show leadership by naming those he claimed stole $3bn and making moves to ensure that the amount is recovered, instead of bandying figures in public events.
“Vice President Osinbajo is a professor of law and ought to know that patriotism demands that he should not make unsubstantiated claims but to place the names of such Nigerians in public.
“The PDP also expects Osinbajo to take such names to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), if truly such Nigerians exist.
“The PDP holds that it is particularly improper for the occupant of the exalted office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to engage in smear campaign and making unsubstantiated statements just for political reasons,” the statement read in part.