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Presidency Speaks On Alleged Attack On Osinbajo’s Convoy In Ilorin

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Osinbajo Denies Resigning As Nigeria's VP

Osinbajo’s Convoy Was Not Attacked Says Spokesperson

The Presidency has debunked reports that the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was attacked on Thursday in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Office of the Vice President, ‘Laolu Akande who debunked the report said, the media and social media report is false.

He also explained that VP Osinbajo did not make his scheduled trip to Abia because of time constraints. “Let me clarify two issues,” Mr. Akande tweeted on Friday.

“VP Osinbajo’s convoy was not attacked yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara. The reported gunshots were after the VP left the venue.

“Secondly, due only to time constraints yesterday, VP couldn’t go to Abia from Kwara as earlier billed. He will surely make the Abia State trip soonest,” he added.

Prof Osinbajo was in Kwara State yesterday in continuation of the Next Level engagements after the Independent National Electoral Commission had lifted a one week ban on campaigns across the country.

Naija News recalls that just yesterday, the Vice President had to debunk another rumour going round that he had resigned from office was a “deliberate propaganda.”

He said, “Today (Wednesday), they’ve been spreading some information around that I’ve 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, then I resigned! I have not resigned.”


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