Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has questioned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s standing as a Christian.
Reacting to the VP’s Wednesday visit to Benue State, PDP described Osinbajo’s visit as an act of desperation that casts doubt publicly on his professed Christian faith and an attempt to “swindle votes” ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The party, which said this in a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Agbo, in Abuja, on Wednesday, noted that Osinbajo’s alleged desperation to be Buhari’s running mate in 2019 “casts doubt publicly on his professed Christian faith.”
According to the party, the Vice-President’s visit to Abagana, Gbajimba and Anyii Internally Displaced Persons’ camps was political.
Agbo described it as “a political attempt at window dressing the already damaged image of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and an insult to the grieving people of Benue State.”
The PDP statement partly read, “Osinbajo did not visit the people of Benue when two priests and 17 parishioners were killed, neither does he agree that the herdsmen who killed 73 Christians in the state are terrorists.
“It is pathetic that while Osinbajo speaks loudly against former President Goodluck Jonathan and the opposition, he remained voiceless until our people were made refugees in their own land.