Saraki Denies Boycotting Meeting With Osinbajo, Says He Never Addressed Him As ‘Mere Commissioner’
Former Kwara State governor and one of the contenders for the post of the senate president, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has denied the media report, which insinuated that he boycotted APC leadership meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday.
The ex-Kwara State governor also refuted the allegation of referring to the the VP as ‘mere commissioner’
Saraki in a statement issued by his media officer, Bamikole Omishore said he was never invited for any meeting at 10:50pm on Monday evening, adding that he has so much respect for the VP and would never disrespect him.
According to the statement, “We wish to categorically state that up to this very point 10:50pm, 8th of June 2015, senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki is yet to receive any official invitation from His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria or through any other source for any meeting; political, social or otherwise.
“Understanding the importance of last minute consultation required for the inauguration of the 8th Assembly, Senator Saraki has been attending to meetings with colleagues and friends on the program for the 8th assembly.
“Senator Saraki having being in public service in different capacity knows the importance of respecting the office and person of the Vice President. And therefore, advise those spreading false news to cease and desist.
“Senator Saraki, therefore, uses this opportunity to assure His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria of his highest regards.
“Please be rest assured it is NOT TRUE. Apart from being the Vice President, His credentials is super fantastic,” the statement added.