Osinbajo Distances Self From Memo Of Planned Resignation From APC

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from a memorandum that he had planned to resign from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the Leadership newspaper reports.

According to the report, the memorandum, dated 24th June, 2022, with reference number SH/VP/605/2/0 and titled: “Permission to Resign from APC” had listed, among others, family pressure, his (Osinbajo) continuous participation in active and partisan politics and membership of the APC as the reasons for his decision.

The Leadership further reports that when contacted on the memo, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande, described it as fake.

Akande asked; “Where do you people even get these things from? Who gave it to you? Anyway, for the avoidance of doubt, the memo is fake. VP didn’t write any such thing,” he said.

Meanwhile, the “fake memorandum”, purportedly written and signed by Osinbajo, had read: “I have the honour to inform you that for some time now, I have been having series of meetings and pressure from my immediate family members on some matters. One of the issues borders on my continuous participation on active and partisan politics, and by extension, my continuous membership of our party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

“As a father and great member, whom without you, I would not be where I am today, regrettably, I write to seek for your permission to resign my membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC. However, if the timing of this plan is not convenience or acceptable by Your Excellency, I will surely abide by your decision and advice, which I will consider to be the final.

“Please accept the assurances of my highest regards and loyalty,” it read.

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