Osinbajo Not Among ‘Aso Rock Elements’ Working Against Tinubu, El-Rufai Declares

Osinbajo Not Among ‘Aso Rock Elements’ Working Against Tinubu, El-Rufai Declares

  • Kaduna state governor El rufai has dismissed reports linking Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to his 'Aso Rock element' allegation
  • According to him, the vice president is not part of the people working against the presidential ambition of Tinubu
  • His clarification comes one day after the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola stated that the Vice President was still very active within the APC

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has dismissed insinuations that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was the person in Aso Rock against the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

El-Rufai in an interview on Arise TV said that the people he was referring to are northerners like President Muhammadu Buhari who failed to plant their presidential candidate as successor to Buhari.

He insisted that Prof. Osinbajo, who also contested the APC presidential primaries was not involved.

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His clarification comes one day after the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola stated that the Vice President was still very active within the APC and that he had presided over a meeting of APC Legal Team on Wednesday.

El-Rufai who was speaking on the naira redesign explained that the decision to do it so close to the election was ill-timed.

“This thought, this thinking to change the currency is designed just to bring serious bottleneck that will affect the outcome of the elections because these same people wanted President Buhari to be succeeded by someone else and that person did not win the election and that someone is not the Vice President because I saw some reports in the newspapers mentioning Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, no, not at all,” he said.

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“These people are northerners like us, they are northerners like Buhari but they are intent on undermining his legacy by ensuring that they cause a crisis because after eight years of Buhari if he is succeeded by another northerner there are chances that we will have more pockets of crisis in the country."

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Osinbajo laments over hardship in getting new naira notes, reveals how problem can be tackled

Meanwhile, worried by the difficulty experienced by Nigerians in getting the new naira notes, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN today met with some players in the FinTech space, exploring possible ways of mitigating the hardship.

Specifically, he urged regulators and the banks to deploy more FinTechs and money agents to the hinterlands to address the worrying situation.

During the virtual interactive session with a number of FinTech investors and ecosystem players, the Vice President said that the Central Bank of Nigeria and the commercial banks should work with all FinTechs that have mobile money agents, not just some of them, in order to reach the farthest places in the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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