The Office of the Vice President, Thursday, denied any connection with a circulating memo purportedly signed by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo informing the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of his decision to dump the All Progressives Congress.
The Memo sighted by The PUNCH was dated June 24, 2022, with reference number SH/VP/605/2./0.
It premised the VP’s decision on “family pressure,” amongst other factors.
When contacted by our correspondent to confirm the authenticity of the memo, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, simply replied “FAKE NEWS.”
He further explained that the language used in the memo is befitting of the Vice President Osinbajo, saying the memo was fraught with errors and inconsistencies.
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“For the avoidance of doubt, the memo is fake. Its fake news. The VP didn’t write any such thing,” Akande noted.
The Memo titled, ‘Permission To Resign From APC,’ and supposedly signed by Vice President Osinbajo read:
“I have the honour to inform you that for some time now, I have been having series of meetings and pressure from my immediate family members on some matters. One of the issues borders on my continuous participation on active and partisan politics, and by extension, my continuous membership of our party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“As a father and great member , whom without you, I would not be where I am today, regrettably, I write to seek for your permission to resign my membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC. However, if the timing of this plan is not convenience or acceptable by Your Excellency, I will surely abide by your decision and advice, which I will consider to be the final.
“Please accept the assurances of my highest regards and loyalty.” Punch