A famous US-based media scholar and columnist, Professor Farooq Kperogi, has faulted a propaganda video released by the Office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, showing Muslim appointees in his office.
Mr Kperogi, in a series of viral articles, had accused Mr Osinbajo of religious bigotry, saying most of his appointees are not only Christians but members of an influential pentecostal church, Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
The professor argued that the appointees of the Office of the Vice President were appointed by the president and posted to the deputy’s office.
“Well, those appointees in the video—along with others who’re Christians—were actually appointed by the Presidency and posted to the Vice President’s office.
“This is an age-old tradition. That he has a need to showcase Muslim appointees sent to his office by the Presidency not only betrays the ridiculous extreme he’s prepared to go to hide his well-known and obvious bigotry, it also dramatizes the truth of his anti-Muslim (and anti-other-Christian-sects) bigotry.
“Well, let’s look at the appointments he SINGLEHANDEDLY made in 2019 WITHOUT the input of the presidency when Buhari was away in London for a 15-day medical trip.
“The appointments were so outrageously lopsided that the presidency terminated them forthwith. Daily Trust exclusively published the names on Nov. 7, 2019. (See link in comments).
“So, Osinbajo’s own discretionary hires are a better judge of the religious complexion of his appointments than the appointees sent to his office by the presidency. Look at them and make up your mind: