Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo said on Saturday that the war against corruption being fought by the new administration is not targeted at anyone.
He spoke at the funeral of Elizabeth Adesola Mamora, mother of former Lagos senator, Olorunmibe Mamora, who was the deputy director general of the APC presidential campaign which brought in President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo into power.
The event which held at the First Baptist Church, Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State, had the governors of Ogun – Ibikunle Amosun – and Lagos – Akinwunmi Ambode – in attendance. Also present were APC leaders Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande, and former governors of Ogun and Rivers states, Gbenga Daniel and Rotimi Amaechi respectively.
Osinbajo said that the former president Goodluck Jonathan and his aides are not being witch-hunted.
“It’s not about a probe of a past government, that’s not what this is about. We are talking about our future, we are saying that we must put in place a clear strategy going forward,” the vice president said.
“Not just about ensuring that people are made to pay for looting the treasury, our system of justice must be fair to ensure that anybody who does anything that is wrong is brought to account. We can’t allow impunity to continue. So it’s not about the previous government, it’s about any form of impunity,” he said.
He said that the anti-corruption drive is genuine and is aimed at restoring sanity to the system.