A former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Bode George, has attacked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for distributing N10,000 to petty traders under the Federal Government’s ‘Trader Moni’ scheme.
George, the Atona Oodua, said Osinbajo should be impeached and prosecuted for gutting the collective treasury.
The elder statesman spoke at a 1-day South- West Colloquium with the theme: “2019: The South- West Speaks,” held in Lagos on Monday.
George said, “If we all get up and work hard the people in every state can survive without any largesse from the central government.”
He berated Osinbajo, for distributing N10,000 to each market women, saying, “What kind of absurdity!”
“It was indeed an obscene display of executive recklessness and abuse of office. Pray, where did the money come from?
“Was it budgeted for in the appropriation law? In more civilized nations, Osinbajo would have been impeached and prosecuted for gutting our collective treasury.”
Also speaking at the event, a chieftain of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, lamented the state of affair in the country.
Adebanjo, who was represented by Prof. Akintoye, said the Yoruba were endangered through a high degree of poverty, insecurity and hopelessness.
According to him, all manner of insults and harassment were now being unleashed on the race like never before in the structure called Nigeria.
“We must come together to protect our people,” he charged the elders and leaders at the gathering, saying that the race was not known to submit to failure and was not common for Yoruba to agree to poverty.
“Yoruba don’t know how to submit to failure to anything. It is also not common for Yoruba to agree to poverty.
“We Yoruba are going through a high degree of poverty right now, we are going through a high degree of insecurity and we are also going through a high degree of hopelessness.
“I have confidence that Yoruba would rise and fight the battle and we will achieve success,” he said.