Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:37 am
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed Lagos APC gubernatorial aspirant Jide Sanwo-Olu who is contesting the ticket against incumbent Governor Akinwumi Ambode, it has been learnt.
Sources close to the Vice President said this in reaction to photographs of Osinbajo, the APC gubernatorial challenger and Kunle Hamzat, another APC governorship aspirant widely published on social media platforms on Saturday.
Contrary to the impression convened in the photograph, sources close to the Vice-President insisted that he has not endorsed anyone in the Lagos APC primary Saturday night, according to reports by Per Second news.
“Nor has the vice-president “approved any pictures, ads or mailers that might be perceived as an endorsement,” the source said.
“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo today attended a meeting of the Lagos State General Advisory Council, GAC, where he had been invited by the elders on the council, he said.
“Before the meeting, the Vice President who had been in Lagos to participate in the Presidential primaries in the State had met with Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and the APC National Leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
“APC gubernatorial aspirants Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kunle Hamzat were also at the premises of the GAC meeting ahead of the Vice President’s arrival.
“It was while he was coming out of the meeting that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Mr. Hamzat took advantage of the VP’S presence to take the photos which are now being falsely paraded as proof of endorsement.
“The VP did not go to endorse the candidate, they only took advantage of his presence,” the source said of the circumstances in which the pictures were taken.