The attention of the All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) has been drawn to a press release in circulation attributed to the Coalition of Northern Nigerian youth in which the group cautioned against the maltreatment of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
We understand that the statement by CNNY was largely based on the widespread rumor of a ‘cabal war’ against the vice president, but we must clarify that there is no threat or any form of maltreatment against the person of Mr. Vice President.
As young people with significant contacts within the government and the party, we have made our findings and come to the realization that the imaginary witch hunt of Professor Osinbajo is a mere opposition gimmick aimed at causing disaffection in the Presidency and cause crisis of confidence between President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice. The fictitious story of a 9 billion naira election fund which was made against vice president Osinbajo by a certain opposition figure further confirms this grand opposition conspiracy.
APYF is not the only group that has seen beyond the smokescreen of a nonexistent ‘witchhunt game’ against the Vice President. Many discerning individuals and organizations within and outside the country have since realized that the news of any threat against Prof. Osinbajo or his office is just a grand opposition conspiracy.
Just recently, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay SAN, clarified that “The Vice President is not having any issue with President Buhari. All these malicious reports and fake news are being sponsored by the opposition and enemies of the government and it should be disregarded.”
APYF also holds the position that there is no threat of any nature against the Vice President. We also wish to add that the tact team led by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo which put an end to long years of misrule of the PDP in 2015 is still intact and remains impenetrable as ever. And as usual, the team is committed to its goal of revamping the economy of Nigeria, stamp out corruption and ensure the greatest happiness of the greatest number of Nigerian people. No distraction would take their attention away from actualising these objectives.
Finally, as a formidable youth group within the ruling party, the APC, we wish to reiterate that if at anytime we become aware of any threat against the person of Vice Professor Yemi Osinbajo from any quarters, we would stand by the Vice President who we are sure will also continue to receive the support and backing of his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his dedicated service to Nigeria and her people.”
National Field Director,