Osinbajo Denies Calling Restructuring Agitators Political Jobbers

 Osinbajo Denies Calling Restructuring Agitators Political Jobbers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has refuted report that he called those agitating for Nigeria’s restructuring political jobbers.

Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, stated this in a statement on Tuesday.

It was reported that elder statesman Ayo Adebanjo accused the acting president of making the assertion.

But Osinbajo’s media aide stated that his principal never made that statement.

The video, audio tapes and full text of his speech at the National Security summit organised last week by the Department of State Services (DSS) are publicly available.

While several newspapers and media outlets reported Osinbajo’s speech last Wednesday, not one of the publications made such a blatantly inaccurate claim that he said those asking for restructuring were political jobbers.

Besides, the debate on restructuring is an important one and the calls for restructuring cover a wide range of legitimate and constitutionally valid issues.

According to the presidential aide, all Nigerians have both a right and a duty to advance their arguments on whether Nigeria should be restructured or not.

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