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Presidency denies alleged pressure on Osinbajo to resign

26 January 2017, 05:48

Abuja - The Presidency has denied reports making the rounds on social media that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is currently under pressure to resign.

The presidency in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matter, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, said the news was a fabrication and should be discarded.

The presidential aide said, “I have read many ridiculous stories saying the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is being held hostage by some governors who are trying to compel him to resign.

“I have equally received several calls regarding this. The story is simply not true. It is a fabrication. Don’t be a purveyor of fake news .

Also read: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting as Acting President

“The Vice President is behind his desk carrying out his task. The Federal Executive Council presided over by him has just ended and he has been busy receiving visitors and holding meetings.”

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