Osinbajo’s position as VP under threat - Buhari jokes with female parliamentarians

Osinbajo’s position as VP under threat - Buhari jokes with female parliamentarians

President Muhammadu Buhari has joked that Yemi Osinbajo’s position as vice president is under threat.

Daily Trust reports that the president made this joke at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday, May 25, while hosting a delegation of the Conference of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians.

President Buhari has expressed interest in running for office in 2019 although he has not formally confirmed if he will be returning with Osinbajo.

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Responding to their demand for a female vice president, he said: "It is a pity the VP is not here, but I believe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will brief him that his position is threatened. It is only the vice president who is threatened. And if we win the next election, he may lose his election."

President Buhari urged the women to clear the thought that men were aggressive from their minds.

He reportedly said men were fair by allowing women participate in politics.

Meanwhile, special adviser on media and publicity to President Buhari, Femi Adesina, stated that opponents of the current administration have made it a point to harp on negative occurrences in the nation.

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Adesina pointed out that the country had witnessed positive growth under the Buhari government.

NAIJ.com gathers that he pointed out in the last 15 months, inflation had declined from 18.72 percent to 12.48 percent, “even with an increased spending of N1.5 trillion on infrastructural projects”.

He said Nigeria had recovered from recession and that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been growing consistently. He said critics of the Buhari government carry on with their message of doom and gloom, in order to hoodwink the public

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Source: Naija.ng

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