Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that he will continue to remain loyal to his boss, President Buhari. His pledge to be loyal to the President comes in the midst of rumoured cold war between the office of the Vice President and the President.
Recent moves by the President such as the replacement of the Economic Management Team headed by Osinbanjo with the Economic Advisory Council mandated to report directly to Buhari, have fuelled speculations about the crack within the Presidency.
Osinbajo’s pledge of loyalty appeared in a magazine entitled, ‘This is Nigeria’ which was circulated during the October 1, 2019 Independence Day Dinner held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.
The message titled ‘Uncompromised Loyalty’ was contained on page 15 of the Brands International Special Edition of the magazine, which is the official magazine for Buhari’s Next Level Agenda, 9th Assembly and One Nigeria.
The content of Osinbajo’s message reads
“Vice President Yemi Osibajo celebrates with Nigerians on the 59th-anniversary celebration while pledging his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari. This day means everything to us as people, because it is our day of freedom.
“Let me first congratulate my boss, President, Muhammadu Buhari; His Excellency and our national leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu; First Lady and mother of the nation, Dr Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
“Also, I celebrate every Nigerian out there on the street trying to make ends meet, not forgetting those who stand out in different areas of human endeavours, home and abroad.
“Fellow Nigerians, rest assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is totally committed to his promises and the Next Level Agenda. He is he best boss and I find it thrilling to serve Nigeria under him. It is only responsible of me to give my unwavering loyalty to President Buhari and Nigeria as I promise to stand by him, while contributing my quota at all times to the growth of Nigeria.
I call on all well-meaning Nigerians to queue behind President Buhari as he leads us to build a stronger, bigger and greater Nigeria.”