Aswiaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, reacted to claims he was working against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in scheme of 2023 Presidency.
This comes as The President, Muhammadu Buhari, recently met with the former Lagos Governor and Chief Bisi Akande – who was a one time interim chairman of the APC.
Rumours of Osinbajo’s removal thickened after it was reported that the President had complained about certain actions of the Vice President, and allegedly asked the duo to prevail on Osinbajo to resign his appointment from the cabinet.
According to the Sunday Independent, while Akande was said to have opposed resignation, Tinubu allegedly supported the President and claimed that nothing was wrong with Osinbajo quitting if found to be culpable.
But reacting, Tinubu has dismissed speculation that he was working against the VP for whatever reasons.
“There is no truth in the allegation that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is against the Vice President. There is nothing stopping the Vice President from nursing a presidential ambition. If he wants to run, let him run.
“We are all watching and waiting. It is all a bundle of lies that Asiwaju Tinubu is unhappy about that. People are just politicising the situation. Tinubu cannot muscle his own boy in any way”, Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, said.
Recall that Buhari had on Monday, constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC), which is widely believed would take over the functions of the Economic Management Team, previously chaired by Osinbajo.