President Muhammadu Buhari has said the position of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is threatened ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The president said this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday while hosting a delegation of the Conference of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians.
This comes weeks after Osinbajo told a town hall meeting in Benue State that he never begged to be the vice-president and could step away from the job on short notice.
Buhari announced in March that he’ll be seeking re-election in 2019, but it is not yet officially confirmed whether he will run on a joint ticket with Osinbajo.
Responding to the demand of the group for a female vice president of the country, Buhari jocularly said: “It is a pity the VP is not here, but I believe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will brief him that his position is threatened.”
The president also stated: “It is only the vice president who is threatened. And if we win the next election, he may lose his election.”
Buhari then asked the delegation to disabuse the minds of other female politicians from their belief that men are aggressive, adding that men were being fair to them by allowing them to participate in politics.