Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has vehemently denied rumour that he had resigned as Nigeria’s Vice President.
“Misleading/FAKE news is on the rise especially in this season when Nigerians will make a choice about who will govern them for the next four years. I have not resigned! I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari,” Osinbajo said on Twitter.
Osinbajo is the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming February 23 Presidential Election.
According to Mr. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the VP also reacted to the issue on Wednesday night during his meeting with young Christian leaders in Lagos.
“They are deliberate propaganda. Today (Wednesday), they have been spreading some information around that I have resigned.
“They said I didn’t attend a security meeting yesterday. I was too busy in my office. The same security people were meeting with me that same evening.
“Must I attend every meeting? Can’t the President hold a meeting with the security chiefs without me? They said I was so angry that they didn’t bring me to that meeting, that I was excluded, and then I resigned.”
The insinuation was also debunked by Mr. Bashir Ahmed, an aide to Mr. Buhari on Social Media.
“FAKE NEWS ALERT: Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has NOT resigned, he remains committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said on twitter.