The presidency has debunked a media report claiming Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is on a collision course with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
In a statement posted on his Facebook page on Monday, October 11, President Buhari’s special adviser on political matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, described the report as “divisive”
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are members of same party. Osinbajo regards Tinubu as a respected leader of a political family to which he belongs and will therefore not for any reason endorse an endeavor that seeks to pitch them against each other.
“We are not unaware of some people who may want to foist a crack among our leaders. Such an attempt is abortive. Osinbajo and Tinubu’s relationship dates way back and it shall continue to wax strong.”
Senator Ojudu also said that his attention was also drawn to a TV programme where “two persons supposedly representing Asiwaju Support Group and Osinbajo Support Group were pitched against each other.”
He said the vice president is not “aware of this or endorse this kind of a divisive engagement and news reports.”
The presidential aide added:
He called on individuals and media houses engaged in such acts to desist from doing so.
The presidential aide said any attempt to foist a crack between Vice President Osinbajo and Tinubu will fail.
“The APC remains one single, indivisible party and Osinbajo remains a loyal member of the party who respects both the party structure as well as its leadership.”