Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Do we believe the vice president?

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a man of God; a pastor in no less a Church like the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.

As a pastor, there no doubt he is familiar with all the Bible verses that warn against lying and the inherent consequences. 

But given that he is a politician to booth and a learned one at that, he could be excused for the licence to colour facts.

Last Friday, Osinbajo speaking at a pastors and leaders retreat of the Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos, stirred the hornets’ nest when he stated that past administrations in the past 10 years, meaning late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, did not build a single road! 

“Unless we tackle graft, we may not be able to achieve something. The federal government in the past 10 years could not build a single new road, not repairing existing ones alone.”

Since the ‘revelation’ was dropped by the vice president, majority of Nigerians have sniggered and gone ballistic: do we believe the vice president?

The people’s consternation is premised on the fact that Minister of Power, Roads and Housing, Babatunde Fshola SAN, had disclosed that Jonathan built more roads than all the past administrations put together.

So where did Osinbajo brings his own statistics from? 


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