No rift between Osinbajo, Tinubu, says Ojudu




Whatsapp News

Political Adviser to the President Senator Babafemi Ojudu on Monday said there is no rift between Vice President Yemi and the All Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He said and Tinubu are in the same political family.

Ojudu also clarified that the vice-president will not make any political move, until the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) blows the whistle.

In a statement titled: ‘2023 election: No to divisive politics; attempts to foist a crack between and Tinubu will fail,’ he said there is no gulf between the leader and the vice president.

Ojudu noted the reports and a live television programme where “two persons supposedly representing Asiwaju Support Group and Osinbajo Support Group were pitched against each other.”

He said: “The INEC has not given a go ahead yet for politicking towards 2023. As a law abiding citizen, Osinbajo will not commence any act in this regard until INEC blows the whistle, and in any case the VP has not indicated interest in the 2023 elections.”

Ojudu clarified that “neither the Vice President nor his office is aware of this or endorse this kind of a divisive engagement and news reports.”

Ruling out any friction, Ojudu said:”Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are members of same party. Osinbajo regards Tinubu as a respected leader of a political to which he belongs and will therefore, not for any reason endorse an endeavor that to pitch them against each other.”

He added:”We are not unaware of some people who to foist a crack among our leaders. Such an attempt is abortive. Osinbajo and Tinubu’s relationship dates way back and it shall continue to wax strong.

“Let me therefore call on individuals and media houses engaged in this act to desist from doing so. The APC remains one single, indivisible party and Osinbajo remains a loyal member of the party who respects both the party structure as well as its leadership…

“While appreciating individuals who are clamoring for him to contest, we however to plead that they should not draw him or allow themselves into an unnecessary and precipitous controversy.

“We welcome our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu back into the country. As a great democrat himself, he will certainly welcome politics without bitterness and divisiveness. We wish him good health, long life and prosperity.”

Source