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Osinbajo denies resignation rumour, restates loyalty to Buhari
VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has denied reports that he has resigned from office following purported disregard to his office by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The social media was agog on Wednesday with Osinbajo’s purported resignation after he was said to be absent at a security meeting at the State House. The meeting which held on Tuesday was also attended by governors of some Northern states that are currently facing security challenges. They include Jubrilla Bindow, Kashim Shettima, and Nasir el-Rufai of Adamawa, Borno, and Kaduna States respectively.
However, speaking at a meeting with some young Christian leaders in Lagos, Osinbajo reiterated that he remains loyal to President Buhari and is committed to continue serving the country.
“Today, they’ve been spreading some information around that I’ve resigned. They said I have resigned; it is all over,” Osinbajo said.
“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, then I resigned! It is all over the place.
“I have not resigned. I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
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
The false report of Osinbajo’s purported resignation is currently spreading as a broadcast message on the whatsapp instant messaging mobile application.
A similar false report is also being circulated on whatsapp, claiming that the former spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, resigned because he refused to be part of a purported evil plan being spearheaded by the present administration.
The true position of events is that Usman retired voluntarily from the army because of health reasons. He has also spent almost 35 years in service and was a Brigadier General at the time of his retirement.