Presidency alleges plot to frame Vice President up


The Presidency alleged that some politicians are plotting to frame up the Vice President. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2019 general election, The Nation reported.

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According to the report, the invitation of Osinbajo by the House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness to appear before it, over his suspension of six directors of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on account of N2.5bn was one of the plots, and it has unsettled nerves in the Presidency.

The paper said it gleaned from reliable sources that Osinbajo’s invitation by the Hon. Ali Issa led-committee was seen as affront by the Presidency and a smokescreen to defame the number 2 citizen ahead of the poll.

Going by what the publication gathered, it was likely the VP will not honour the invitation.

The VP statutorily heads the Governing Board of NEMA.  About a week ago, the Board suspended six directors of the agency following a report from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The affected directors are the Director of Finance and Accounts, Akinbola Hakeem Gbolahan; Ag. Director, Special Duties, Mr. Umesi Emenike;  Director, Risk Reduction, Mallam Alhassan Nuhu; Pilot in-charge Air Ambulance and Aviation Unit, Mr. Mamman Ali Ibrahim; the Chief Maintenance Officer, Mr. Ganiyu Yunusa Deji; and the Director of Welfare, Mr. Kanar Mohammed.

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