Explain $322 million Abacha’s loot sharing – Atiku

FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar has challenged Vice
President Yemi Osinbajo to explain the wisdom in the federal
government’s sharing of $322 million Abacha’s loot only to obtain
a $328 million loan from China for ICT development in the country.
Atiku’s demand followed the Vice President’s response to Atiku’s
criticism of Osinbajo’s rejection of “geographical restructuring “ as
a solution to the nation’s problem.
The former Vice President rejected Osinbajo’s assertion that his
ideas on restructuring were vague, saying restructuring was a
necessity, not an option.
He accused Osinbajo of making a U-turn on the issue of
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the former Vice
President said of Osinbajo: “Faced with an avalanche of public
condemnation for his 360-degree turn on the concept of
restructuring, it is understandable that the Vice President,
Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has written to Premium Times to douse
the tension his comments created. However, in doing so, the Vice
President should not attempt to revise history by saying that he
spoke against ‘geographic restructuring.’
“I have been in the forefront of the discourse on restructuring since
the 1995 Abacha Constitutional Conference and to the best of my
knowledge, there has not been any term like ‘geographic
restructuring’. It is a strange concept, not only because it is not
what the restructuring debate is all about, but also because the
words of the Vice President, which prompted my response where
clear, unambiguous and unequivocal.
“Mr. Osinbajo said, ‘the problem with our country is not a matter
of restructuring.’ That I disagree with and so do many other
Nigerians. If the Vice President has changed his stance, I welcome
it, but we should not use one finger to hide behind semantics.
“For the Vice President to say ‘Alhaji Atiku’s concept of
restructuring is understandably vague because he seeks to cover
every aspect of human existence in that definition,” is most

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  1. Good idea

  2. selfishness in highest order

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