Both the presidency and the office of the Senate President have responded to and debunked reports that some state governors have been putting pressure on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to step down and be replaced by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
“The story is simply not true. It is a fabrication. Don’t be a purveyor of fake news,” said Babafemi Ojudu, the special adviser, political, in the presidency in a press statement.
Ojudu said Osinbajo is behind his desk carrying out his task and presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday.
Similarly, the media aide to Saraki said in a statement that there is no substance to the story.
He said “those behind this baseless, empty and unintelligent mischief are those who do not love this country.”
“Such suggestions as contained in the speculation can only bring ill-will, disunity and crisis to the country and i therefore advise the sponsors to desist immediately. More importantly, these trouble makers should refrain from linking Senator Saraki’s name to their evil plot,” said the statement.