Group raises alarm over alleged recruitment of mercenaries to target Osinbajo for attack
- A pro-Osinbajo group alleged that there were plans to denigrate the character of the vice president ahead of the 2023 elections
- The group, Progressive Lawyers for Osinbajo, said mercenaries had already been recruited against the vice president
- A spokesperson for the group, however, said the identity of the perpetrators would soon be known.
FCT, Abuja- A group, Progressive Lawyers for Osinbajo, has sounded the alarm over the recruitment of mercenaries against the vice president following his declaration of candidacy for the presidency in 2023.
The group’s organizer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, in a statement released and sent to Legit.ng Friday, April 15 said the attack was aimed at de-marketing the vice president.
He said every effort was being made to slander Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while alleging that around six different figures were sent to Ikenne, his home town in Ogun State for the assault.
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He said it was to get the required information from his relatives who could allegedly discredit him and also recruit his parents against him in his condition, all for the purpose of slandering him.
He said the attempt crossed party lines of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ajulo said the PDP was particularly nervous about his growing popularity, pointing out that his entry into the race had caused panic among them.
He added that the PDP would stop at nothing to de-market and slander Osinbajo.
Ajulo accused a media house executive, cleric and serial presidential candidate and sympathizer of a former southwestern governor of being behind the slander campaign against Osinbajo.
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“We know them, there is nothing hidden under the sun, but as lawyers, due process will be followed to seek redress and ensure the perpetrators are brought to court.”
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In a related development, the All Progressives Congress Youth Development and Solidarity Forum instructed the party’s new leadership to shore up its national convention without hard feelings to hold a free and fair presidential primary.
To stand a chance in next year’s general elections, the group said leaders led by Senator Abdullahi Adamu must ensure the party presents its most popular aspirant as its presidential candidate.
The forum made this known at a one-day rally in Abuja on Thursday, April 14 to congratulate Senator Adamu and his team.
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For his part, Senator Adamu on Thursday, April 7, said the ruling party would use any option available to elect its next presidential candidate.
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The three options available to the ruling party are direct primaries, indirect primaries and consensus.
Senator Adamu made the comment while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.