Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described reports making the round that he has resigned as “fake news”.
Speaking at a meeting with young Christian leaders in Lagos, Osinbajo said he is still committed to serving the nation under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Today, they’ve been spreading some information around that I’ve resigned. They said I have resigned; it is all over,” he said.
“They said I didn’t attend a security meeting yesterday. I was too busy in my office. The same security people were meeting with me that same evening. Must I attend every meeting?
“Can’t the president hold a meeting with the security chiefs without me? They said I was so angry that they didn’t bring me to that meeting, that I was excluded, then I resigned! It is all over the place. I have not resigned. I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
The president had a special security meeting with service chiefs and some state governors on Tuesday, including Malam Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Jubrilla Bindow (Adamawa) and Kashim Shettima (Borno).
There were reports that Osinbajo was barred from attending the security meeting, prompting him to tender his resignation three days to the rescheduled presidential poll.