The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the fear of President Muhammadu Buhari is making some people mad.
He also said some discredited elites were ganging up against the President because of his zero tolerance for corruption.
Osinbajo spoke at the National Consultative Forum of the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said, “The fear of Buhari makes people desperate, even crazy. Now, they say he is one Jubrin from Sudan. They were all alive and well when Pastor Adeboye went to London and prayed for him the day before he returned to Nigeria. How will one Jubril sit in FEC (Federal Executive Council) and conduct meetings, consult with his ministers, speak to me daily?”
“Their strategy is simple: if you tell a lie often enough, some will believe you. Buhari is not only alive and well, he will, by God’s grace, live long and well after his second term in office.”
The vice president also said the present government was earning 60 per cent less than the previous government, yet it had spent N2.7tn on infrastructure, the highest in the history of the country.
He said the Buhari-led administration had done much because it was not stealing money; was doing major roads in 36 states and Lagos-Kano railway, among others.
Osinbajo said that the government was feeding over 9.2 million children every day; giving two million petty traders a better deal in life with Tradermoni and had employed 500,000 graduates under the N-Power programme.
He said, “This is why there is a gang up by the discredited elites against him.
“They prayed for him to die, he didn’t die. When he came back hale and hearty by the grace of the Almighty God, they mourned while Nigerians rejoiced.”