The statement made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday, claiming that federal government did not construct a single road for the past 10 years has roused discontentment among some past officials, who contradicted the statement labeling it as ‘absolute falsehood.’
Dr. Doyin Okupe, who was the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, took to his Facebook page to refute such claim saying:
“This statement is a lie and an absolute falsehood. Many people have said so. But this is not why I am writing this.”
The Vice President made the statement on weekend during his speech at the retreat of pastors of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Reacting, however, Okupe said it was unfortunate that someone like Osinbajo, whom he holds in high esteem, could make such “blunder.”
“It was a wrong statement made in a wrong place and before a wrong audience. This is perhaps one of the most difficult posts I have made to date.
“Yemi Osinbajo and I have a few things in common. He is a professional in politics like me. He is a practising Christian and a revered Pastor. I am a practicing Christian and an aspiring Evangelist. We both are alumni of Igbobi college, Yaba, Lagos.
“His younger brother and mine were classmates at Igbobi and are both pastors of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, where I became grounded in Christianity under the mentorship of the celebrated and revered man of God, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya.
“My concern is the erroneous assumption that just because the VP is a Christian therefore every christian is APC. The church must also be sensitive and mindful of the danger in bringing politics into the church. For Prof Osinbajo, if only he remembered the Igbobi college motto ‘omnes unum in domino’ meaning ‘all are one in the Lord’, he would not have committed such a blunder. Our God is God of APC, PDP, Labour, etc.
“Having said this, the Vice President is someone I hold in very high esteem and he knows this. I am also proud of his role in this administration.”