Osinbajo Urges Nigerians to Shun Divisive Tendencies

By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday appealed to Nigerians especially those on authority, to display true leadership virtues and resist all forms of temptations to succumb to divisive tendencies.

An unsigned statement from his office stated that though there were weaknesses in the nation’s criminal justice systems which limit his action, he was still working assiduously within government to bring the reforms necessary, including the option of community policing to effectively arrest the situation in Southern Kaduna and other places.
He said he would always work in line with the rule of law.

Osinbajo said he was committed to the best standards of governance that value the life of every Nigerian, regardless of religion or ethnicity.

The statement appeared to be Osinbajo’s response to allegation by the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), accusing him of keeping silent in the face of brutal killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna.

The statement read: “The acting president has always acted to defend the rule of law and course of justice. He is firmly committed to the best standards of governance that primes and values the life of every Nigerian, regardless of religion or ethnicity. As far as he is concerned, all Nigerians are equal and loved by God, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion.

“Alongside the president, Osinbajo is unwavering in ensuring that anyone who violates the law, should and must be made to face the full extent of the law.

“He has spoken out publicly on the inherent weaknesses in the nation’s criminal justice system, and is working assiduously within government to bring the reforms necessary, including the option of community policing.

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