Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, denied the authorship of a memo purportedly written from his office and sent to President Muhammadu Buhari seeking permission to resign his membership of the All Progressives Congress.
The purported Osinbajo memo with reference number SH/VP/605/2./0 and dated June 24, 2022, listed among others, as reasons for his decision to quit the ruling party family pressure, his (Osinbajo) continuous participation in active and partisan politics and membership of the APC.
But Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, has described the memo as fake.
Akande said the language of the author of the memo couldn’t have been that of the Vice President.
He argued that Osinbajo would not write a memo so full of errors.
“Where do you people even get these things from? Who gave it to you? Anyways, for the avoidance of doubt, the memo is fake. VP didn’t write any such thing,” he said.
According to the memo entitled, “Permission To Resign From APC,” which was purportedly signed by Osinbajo, stated, “I have the honour to inform you that for sometime 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.”