A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, on Saturday said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has continuously failed to speak up against the persecution of Christians in Nigeria because of his presidential ambition.
Omokri condemned Osinbajo for failing to learn from Nigeria’s former military Vice President, Ebitu Ukiwe, who resigned from Ibrahim Babangida government over its decision to join the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The outspoken Delta State-born Omokri stated this in a post on his Facebook page.
He said: “Someone asked what I expect Osinbajo to do in the face of Buhari’s non performance. Ebitu Ukiwe was military vice to General Babangida, when he became Nigeria’s military President on 27 August 1985. When IBB applied for Nigeria to join the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Ukiwe opposed it at a meeting of the Armed Forces Ruling Council. When Babangida and Abacha insisted on Nigeria becoming an OIC nation, Ukiwe resigned rather than be part of that decision.
“Again, I ask Nigerians what it will profit a man to gain the the world and lose his soul?
“Please Google this: In January of 2017, the US Congress cited Nigeria under Buhari as the “most dangerous place for Christians in the world”. That is a direct quote. Under Buhari, over 500 churches have been destroyed in Northern Nigeria. Osinbajo refused to speak because he was nursing a Presidential ambition and did not want to hurt his chances in the North. In other words, his ambition mattered to him more than the survival of Christianity.
“When you are Vice President, you must use your influence to protect your citizens. If you are made redundant, then you resign, rather than be part of a government that said “giving land for ranching is better than death.” Ukiwe would never be part of such a demonic government.
“It is not by bearing the title of pastor. Ukiwe fears God more than Osinbajo!”
PlatinumPost reports that Osinbajo had a few days ago declared for the 2023 presidential election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.