A group, Progressive Lawyers for Osinbajo has raised an alarm over the recruitment of mercenaries against the vice president sequel to his declaration to run for the office of the president in 2023. The group’s convener, Dr. Kayode Ajulo in a statement said that the attack was aimed at de-marketing the vice president. He said that all efforts were being made to malign Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while alleging that about six different characters were said to have been sent to Ikenne, his hometown in Ogun state for the onslaught.
This he said was to get the requisite information from his kindreds that could allegedly discredit him and also recruit his kinsmen against him in his state all in an effort to malign him. He said that this attempt had gone across party lines from both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ajulo said that the PDP was particularly jittery about his soaring popularity, stressing that his entry into the race had caused panic among them. He added that the PDP would not stop at anything to de-market and malign the person of Osinbajo. Ajulo fingered an executive of a media house, a cleric, and a serial presidential contestant and sympathizer of a former governor from southwest of being behind the campaign of calumny against Osinbajo.
He added: “We know them, there’s nothing hidden under the sun, but as lawyers, the due process will be followed to ask for redress and ensure the perpetrators are dragged before the court.”