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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo contradicts his boss

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday at a meeting with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) that there will be no “sacred cows” in the Buhari administration’s fight against corruption.

“Good economies are run by men, not spirits. Men and women like you and I, flesh and blood. There is no reason why our country cannot be well run. The key is the rule of law.

“We insist that the rule of the law be maintained, that no one is above the law. Nobody is above the law; it is the first rule. The President has committed himself to this. He said it yesterday again in the US, that nobody is above the law.

“If somebody is held according to law, we must support that. Let us support what is good and right for the country.”

This is in stark contrast to the statement by the president’s spokesman Femi Adesina that the president will limit his corruption investigations to just the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

That position suggests that there are “sacred cows” in previous adminstrations and state governments and they are above the law. You can’t “maintain” the rule of law where you have decreed that the long arm of the law should not reach beyond the administration that you replaced.

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