Nigeria’s 3rd citizen, Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki yesterday called out people spreading false information of an alleged attempt to oust Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the 2nd citizen who happen to be at the helms of affairs as President Muhammadu Buhari goes on vacation.
Prior to his reaction, some media platforms have been sharing information about emergency meetings been undergone by several notable individuals from the Northern part of the country.
The meeting was speculated to be aimed at forcing the Vice President to resign, a situation which automatically authorise Senate President to take over the mantle of leadership.
See below for the full statement he released yesterday
My attention has been drawn to a speculation on some online media about supposed meeting of some Governors who held Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to ransom and sought for Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki to take over the Presidency.
My first initial reaction was to ignore this empty rumour but after being inundated with calls from across the country and abroad, it became necessary for me to make clarifications from our own end.
It is a good thing that the Presidency had dismissed the speculation and showed that there is no substance to it. However, i feel it should be known that 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.