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Osinbajo debunks resignation rumour


[FILES] Vice president Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’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,” Osinbajo tweeted on Thursday.

“I have not resigned! I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he added.


The vice president said the rumour began after his absence from the Security meeting held by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

“They said I have resigned, they said I didn’t attend the security meeting yesterday. Must I attend every meeting? Can’t the president hold the security meeting without me?” Osinbajo said.

He said when the rumour got to him, he was surprised because he was in his office when the meeting was going on.

The rumour comes at a very crucial time in Nigeria as the presidential and senatorial elections which were supposed to hold on February 16 was postponed for a week.

Osinbajo has spent a lot of time on the campaign trail, focusing more on meeting the electorate in their homes and market stalls.

His door to door campaign strategy, analysts said, is important to the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.


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