I have not resigned, says Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has dispelled rumour of his resignation from the current administration for being allegedly sidelined in the scheme of things.
The social media became awash hours ago with reports of the Vice President’s resignation over alleged bashing by a cabal in the Presidency.
His absence at a meeting with security chiefs by top presidency officials further fuelled the speculation.
But Osinbajo attributed the report to mischief makers, who he said are bent on creating rifts and tension within top officials of the current administration.
On his official twitter handle, the Vice President debunked the claim, dismissing it as fake news.
He wrote: “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.”
He added a video explaining why he was not at the meeting between security chiefs and presidential officials.
Addressing the rumour at a forum meeting on Thursday morning, Osinbajo said: “There is deliberate propaganda. Today, they’ve been spreading some information around that I’ve resigned. They said I’ve resigned; they said I didn’t attend the security meeting yesterday.
“I was in my office… What time do I have? Must I attend every meeting? Can’t the President hold a meeting with security chiefs without me?
“They said I was so angry that they didn’t bring me to that security meeting — I was excluded — so I resigned.”
He went on to explain he aware of the security meeting but couldn’t attend because of official engagements, assuring he remains committed to working with Buhari to move the nation forward.
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. pic.twitter.com/DjMj5hUtUT
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) February 21, 2019