– Claims that Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, is weak have been debunked
– The clarification was made on Thursday, April 8, by Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment
– Keyamo alleged that the plan by these detractors of President Buhari is to lead Osinbajo to rebel against his boss
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A section of Nigerian politicians has been accusing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of being weak and in the dark as to the powers at play in the presidency.
political heavyweights in this category believe that Osinbajo’s powers have been drastically reduced by an alleged cabal in a bid to swing the pendulum towards its direction.
However, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has debunked these claims and erroneous notions.
Keyamo in a tweet on Thursday, April 8, revealed that such power-mongers have only one intention: to pitch Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari and thus egg the former on to rebellion.
To set the record straight, the minister said the vice president has been performing his constitutional duties ever since he came on board.
He went on to state that while these persons wish evil for the Buhari-led government, Osinbajo has continuously dashed their evil high hopes.
“The intention of those castigating the VP as being ‘docile’ is to egg him on to rebel against his boss.
“They know he’s dutifully performing his constitutional roles, but these are anarchists who would wish this govt crumbles. The dutiful VP has failed to fuel their warped fancies.”
Meanwhile, Osinbajo had declared that Nigeria’s unity requires equity, justice, and fairness.
Professor Osinbajo made the comment on Friday, March 12 while delivering a convocation lecture at the Sokoto State University.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice president noted that the lecture was titled Nigeria: Some Defining Issues for the Future.
The statement quoted the vice president as saying:
“We must not overlook any fears or allegations of marginalization or discrimination on account of religion or ethnicity…”