THE Presidency has rejected insinuation that acting President Yemi Osinbajo was being held hostage and pressured to resign.
Special Adviser to the president on Political Affairs, Femi Ojudu, said in a terse media statement in Abuja on Wednesday that it was not true that he was being held hostage by some governors who were alleged to have demanded his resignation from office.
In the statement titled “State of the Nation,” the presidential aide assured that Osinbajo was behind his desk in his office and performing his routine functions having earlier presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
He said the claim was ridiculous and urged people to desist from carrying fake news.
Ojudu stated: “I have read many ridiculous stories saying the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo is being held hostage by some governors who are trying to compel him to resign.
“I have equally received several calls regarding this. The story is simply not true. It is a fabrication. Don’t be a purveyor of fake news .
“The Vice President is behind his desk carrying out his task. The Federal Executive Council presided over by him has just ended and he has been busy receiving visitors and holding meetings.”
At the time of writing this report, only Governor of Jigawa state, Badaru Abubakar, had visited the acting president on Thursday.