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Tinubu Denies report that Osinbajo is going back to the pulpit in 2019

Tinubu, in a statement yesterday, said the report which envisaged that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was returning to full-time pastoral work was without empirical or logical basis. Affirming that he had full confidence in the pair of Buhari and Osinbajo continuing through 2019, Tinubu, in the statement issued by his media office, said the present administration was making progress despite challenges supposedly accumulated during what he called the years of the locust when the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held sway in government. The statement reads: “There is no empirical or logical basis for this mischievously speculative story. Is it even conceivable, as the story recklessly insinuates, that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would be considering returning to full church work rather than run with his boss, President Buhari for a second term if the latter so decides without as much as discussing such a sensitive issue with his party and with Asiwaju Tinubu? In any case, is this story not entirely unwarranted and indefensible as the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket has an electoral mandate of four years out of which it has spent only over two years and a half years? “This is clearly an attempt to distract the APC Federal Government from the yeoman’s job it has been doing in rescuing the country from the deep-rooted socio-economic, political, security and moral mess inherited from the PDP’s 16 years misrule of Nigeria, instigate crisis within the party, stoke dangerous embers of religious disaffection within the party and the country generally and stem the remarkable progress being made in the reinvention and revitalization of Nigeria. “There is greater sanity, accountability and transparency in the management of the country’s finances. The Boko Haram insurgency has been substantially contained. We should not allow ourselves to be derailed from the job we are effectively undertaking in fulfilling our campaign promises anchored on the tripod of containing insecurity, taming the scourge of corruption and resuscitating the econom

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