Osinbajo Has No Relationship With Owner of Ikoyi Collapsed Building, Says VP’s Associate

Osinbajo Has No Relationship With Owner of Ikoyi Collapsed Building, Says VP’s Associate

  • Social media reports linking Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to Femi Osibona has been debunked
  • One of the associates of the vice president says the reports are false and an attempt to play cheap politics with a serious issue
  • Osibona, who has been confirmed dead, is the owner of the collapsed building that killed over a dozen persons in Ikoyi, Lagos

FCT, Abuja - Richard Akinola, one of the associates of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied social media reports linking the VP to the owner of the collapsed high-rise building in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Akinola in a terse statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, November 4 decried the desperation by some unknown persons to rope in the vice president in the unfortunate incident.

Akinola stated that those mentioning VP Osinbajo's name concerning the collapsed building are mere mischief makers. Photo credit: Sodiq Adelakun/AFP
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He noted that this is a period for sober reflections and not a time to play politics and tarnish the image of the vice president.

Part of the statement read:

“It is most unfortunate that at a time when people are mourning over the collapse of the Ikoyi building and the loss of several lives in the most unfortunate circumstances, some mischief makers are trying to score cheap political goals and use this very sad situation to tarnish the name and image of our hardworking and humble Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
“Social media has suddenly become awash with information trying to link the VP directly or indirectly to the collapsed structure.
“The facts can be easily verified from the Corporate Affairs Commission or land registry which the malicious writers have failed to check or show a connection between the VP and the collapsed building.
“We commiserate with the families of those who have lost lives and limbs as well as those still in agony of not knowing what the fate of those beneath the rubles in this most unfortunate incident.
“We urge that as Nigerians, we should show more compassion and empathy to grieving compatriots rather than attempting to score political goals through it.”

Osinbajo continues to earn the praises of prominent Nigerians

Meanwhile, the national president of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, Dr. Iyke Odo, has praised Osinbajo’s patriotism, passion for, and commitment to the progress of the country.

Dr. Odo made the statement at the 2021 Annual Convention of the Kings Palace Church International, in Kuje, Abuja on Sunday, October 31.

He described Professor Osinbajo as a perfect and worthy vice president of the country.

VP Osinbajo is a huge bridge builder, says Governor Fayemi

Legit.ng had earlier reported that the governor of Ekiti state and chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, recently described Osinbajo as a "huge bridge builder," and a leader worthy of emulation.

Fayemi made the comment on Thursday, October 14 in Ado-Ekiti where Osinbajo was a special guest of honour at the Ekiti State Economic Development and Investment Summit, saying:

“We have for a VP someone who is a huge bridge-builder, someone who is able...he's got shock absorbers to withstand the pressures from the states.”

Source: Legit.ng

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