Osinbajo: The vice president's office is not sidelined - Presidency

Osinbajo: The vice president's office is not sidelined - Presidency

- The presidency has reacted to claims that the office of the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has been sidelined

- The special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, September 19, dismissed the claims as false

- Adesina also said that the presidency is united and that President Buhari is only working for the good of Nigerians

The presidency, through its special assistant on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has dismissed viral claims that the office of the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has been sidelined and rendered redundant.

This is coming after mixed reactions trailed President Muhammadu Buhari's constitution of an Economic Advisory Team (EAC) to replace the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Osinbajo.

According to Channels TV on Thursday, September 19, Adesina refuted the claims, assuring Nigerians that the presidency, as always, is united.

Adesina said that the insinuation that there is a rift between Osinbajo and the president is being spread by detractors of the federal government.

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He said: “The vice president is the number 2 man in the country…the new economic advisory body can also relate with the vice president as necessary.

“It’s just some Nigerians who want to drive a wedge between the president and the VP, that read meanings into everything and insinuate but there’s no need for that.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Osinbajo had denied report alleging that all the agencies he supervises do not follow due process in the award of contracts and other critical matters.

Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, September 17, was reacting to a report which alleged that President Buhari had directed Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under his supervision.

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Onyirioha Nnamdi Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics. He has a professional certificate from Reuters and was awarded the editor with the best listicle for 2021. Contact: 08062988054, o.nnamdi@corp.legit.ng

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