- The presidency has frowned at a report by online newspaper, Premium Times
- Premium Times had reported that the minister of justice picked holes in some comments made by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
- The presidency has clarified the true position of things, accusing the newspaper of misrepresenting facts
The presidency has faulted an online publication quoting the minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, as saying that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo should be held responsible for a statement credited to him by the Senate.
“”The endorsement by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo of the continuous stay of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman was not a collective decision,” Premium Times had quoted the minister of justice, Abubakar Malami as saying on Wednesday, July 5.
The official Twitter handle of the presidency frowned at the publication, saying the minister was misrepresented by Premium Times.
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A second tweet went on to clarify the true position of the minister's statement.
While briefing State House correspondents alongside the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Malami had dismissed the assertion that the FEC had discussed the issue of confirmation of nominations or otherwise by the Senate.
On his part, Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande said, “Well the fundamental consideration about the alleged statement is the fact that at no point ever the federal executive council sat down to arrive at the decision in one way or the other as far as the issue of nomination or otherwise is concerned.”
Meanwhile, a former minister of aviation and avid critic of the present administration, Choef Femi Fani-Kayode has said the recent confusion in the presidency is the manifestation of a “cabal at work.”
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani, has raised the alarm that some people close to the federal government are taking advantage of the ill health of President Buhari to destabilise his government.
The APC chieftain made the comment during a media briefing in the Kwara state capital, Illorin on Friday, June 30.
In the interview below with NAIJ.com TV, APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank warns the ruling party to resolve its internal bickering before 2019.