Osinbajo denies plot to hand over to Tinubu

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Yemi Osinbajo, has denied claims by President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign that, if his party wins the coming presidential election, he would resign and hand over to a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, after six months in office.

The spokesperson for Mr. Jonathan’s campaign, Femi Fani-Kayode, made the allegations at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

“Senator Tinubu, according to our information, has compelled Professor Osinbajo to swear to an oath that after six months in office, he would resign as the vice president, in the unlikely event that their party wins.

“The wicked plot, as laid out by them, is to force Professor Osinbajo to resign for Senator Tinubu to be nominated by General Buhari as his replacement,” Mr. Fani Kayode said.

On Saturday, Mr. Osinbajo laughed off the suggestions, telling youths who gathered at an event in Ikeja, Lagos that he, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria could not sign such a pact.

He asked what could ever motivate him to do such a thing.

“I don’t know where people get their story from,” Mr. Osibajo, a professor said. “Let me tell you, there is no way in the world I would do such a thing.

“This (serving Nigeria) has been a passion that I carried for all my adulthood. Let my distractors find more meaningful things to tell Nigerians.”

At the event, Mr. Osinbajo today spoke about the plans his party has for Nigerian youth if elected.

He noted that corruption is the problem of the country and that an APC government would tackle it headlong.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Mr. Fani-Kayode’s claim as “sickening and outlandish”, saying it was designed to divert attention from the runaway success of the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, at the Chatham House event in London Thursday.

In a statement issued in London on Saturday, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the PDP and the Jonathan Administration still do not have any answer to what has now become an epochal moment that has separated the wheat from the chaff.

”They have thrown everything imaginable at Gen. Buhari, but he has continued to wax stronger and stronger: They said he was not qualified, that he was too old, then they fabricated a medical report of an illness of their own choice, sponsored death wish adverts against him and instituted a myriad of court cases to stop him.

”After they failed to stop him, they went after the election itself, using the PVCs as a tool to launch a campaign for postponement and, when they realized that would not work, came up with the bogey of insecurity in the North-east to force a postponement of the election, hoping they can buy enough time to revive their electoral misfortune.

”With everything working against them, they engaged in a show of shame at The Chatham House that backfired badly, on the heels of their bare-faced lies that Gen. Buhari was hospitalized in London. The preposterous claim of a secret oath – reminiscent of what they do in their own party – by the apparently ailing spokesman of the Jonathan Campaign Organization, Femi Fani-Kayode, is their latest desperate act,” the party said.


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  • dave

    Fani Kayode does not think about life after the elections.How on earth can a man continue to destroy his name just for the sake of money.A man who has a reputation for packaging lies just to please his master..Elections will come and go and life will continue,Fani Kayode please think about your name and the future.

    • Okey

      Pastor Tunde Bakare told the whole wide world how, in 2011, Tinubu wanted to place that condition on him as the only condition to support the Buhari/Bakare ticket; that he Bakare bluntly refused it. Now given that Osinbanjo has worked for Tinubu for over 8 years and given that Pastor Bakare is “more man of God” than Osinbajo, what other credible reason do we have to doubt the present allegation ?

      • dave

        Fani Kayode should please remember that there is life after elections.He should do this job with some level of decency and stop destroying his name just because of pecuniary gains.The issues of Bakare stepping down was when CPC was planning an alliance with ACN for the 2011 elections.It was part of the negotiations and Tunde Bakare himself knew all this fact.CPC cannot produce both the presidential candidate and vice president.The issue of Osinbajo stepping down does not arise because APC is merger of parties and there is no way Tinubu will ask Osinbajo to step down.The choice of Osinbajo was the decision of the party.

  • Otile

    He may laugh his head off but the same thing happened to Bakare.

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè.

      • emmanuel

        Are you a mental case?

        Can you speak a little English? If yes, please do a contribution and let people read, we are bored with this you Omo Ale, which I am sure you are one.

  • Okey

    Prof., given that Pastor Tunde Bakare told the whole wide world how, in 2011, Tinubu wanted to place that condition on him as the only condition to support the Buhari/Bakare ticket; that he Bakare bluntly refused it; now given that you have worked for Tinubu for over 8 years and given that Pastor Bakare is “more man of God” than yourself, I have little reason to doubt the present allegation.

    • Ade

      You have a valid point. I dont understand how a pastor and a professor will be a stooge a rascal for more than 8 years. what else can he not do??????????

      • Abate Dokpu

        Have you checked out how this man went about his job as attorney General? Did you find him wanting in any way? Yours is delusional psychosis.

        • Okey

          What a delusional psychosis of grandeur ! So, he went about his job as Attorney General without having to review state of things with his boss; without even saying a “Good morning, Sir” to him ? Or, worked at arm’s length with him ? What an irredeemable psychosis !

    • WiseTalk2015

      If I remember clearly Tinubu and Bakare were in different parties in 2011 right?

      • Okey

        Question from one from planet Neptune !

  • Yemi

    Why would anyone even believe anything from this loud-mouthed freeloader and junkies,FFK? The guy is certainly back on crack! I thought with his erudition and a lawyer, he would have been a SAN by now. But I guess he is not a brilliant lawyer.

    • Water No Get Enemy

      He never even practice law for once.He was picked from rehabilitation centre by Obj and fostered on Nigeria as a Spokesperson and later a minister.Some of us are not surprised about his actions and inactions because he took after the father.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Tinubu’s desperation knows no bounds,this stooge of a fake Pastor who has been placed in waiting for a Tinubu take over and his greedy master Tinubu are waiting in vain because there is no vacancy at Aso-rock .

    • timothy

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha I just laugh my head off!!!

  • Curseless

    Professor Osinbajo have spoken, take or leave it. Jonathan hanger on’s will not take no for an answer.

  • New Nigerian

    Thank you God for salvaging us. Fellow Nigerians, in FFK’s world the real meaning of his strange language – bless his soul – is a concession speech of Buhari’s landslide victory over Jonathan in the hands of Jonathan this month. Please forgive his excitement as he passes that across, it’s just that he is still in shock so his words are not forming properly. Be graceful please – we thank you God Almighty.

  • emmanuel

    This same Osinbajo withdrew the Islamic Banking case he had agreed to prosecute on behalf of a Christian grou surreptitiously without the knowledge of his principals a few years ago because of the threat from same Tinubu.

    Was he not a SAN then? Was he not an Adult then? Was he not a Professor then? Was he not a Pastor then?

    The Bible says there is no curse without a course. He eats from the notorious Alfa Beta, so Tinubu juju must affect him.

    The man is a lame duck and lack character!

    • ed

      Femi Fani Kayode lack credibility for obvious reasons. The story about Osinbajo’s withdrawal from leading the Christian association against the Islamic fundamentalist Bank, if true should be of concern to all christian around the nation.
      Under Jonathan administration Nigeria set up Islamic fundamentalist bank. Under OBJ Nigeria 12 northern States set up sharia law.
      Buhari may just finish the IBB dream of Sharia rule nation. Osinbajo can only be counted to be in charge of permit for the Christian Church and operation as practices in Islamic fundamentalist republic.
      APC PARTY CAN’T dismiss the faith of Christian under Buhari. Buhari must publicly declare that Nigeria People will continue to enjoy the freedom to worship, freedom of speech, freedom to pursue thier God given right to happiness regardless of the religion judgements.
      APC PARTY is possibly on the way to electoral victory.
      ANY ATTEMPT TO ADVANCE ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALIST TERRORIST AGENDA WILL RESULT IN NIGERIA DISINTEGRATION.

  • Guguru Defence

    He was a SAN and a Pastor when he lied on Channels TV that Buhari’s daughter was married to an unnamed Christian. This guy is a stooge, he can lie on anything. Let him place a course on himself and his children if he has not signed a pact with Tinubu to resign after election.

  • Awarawa

    APC is shocked and jolted by FFK’s revelation of their closest kept evil secret. They are only reactional…

    • Interrogator

      SEE THE QUESTION APC HAS BEEN CROOKEDLY AVOIDING
      SINCE DECEMBER 2014, AFTER REPEATED REMINDERS:

  • goodygoody

    APC Spokesmen are only as educated as Muhammadu Buhari

    The APC (party) has no credibility. That’s what happened after its slovenly spokesmen told too many lies.
    For now APC can only lie to its own members since no one else is convinced by the dishonest spokesmen.
    APC did this same oath for its last vice-presidential candidate – Pastor Tunde Bakare – who’s confessed.
    So who do the un-educated Islamist jihadists speaking for APC expect to convince after Bakare’s confession?