From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
The Presidency has described as ‘disingenuous’ the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) citing a 2015 tweet on security by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, Office of the Vice President, Babafemi Ojudu, in a statement further described as ‘suspect’ the call by PDP Caucus’ of the House of Representatives for the commencement of impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The presidential aide said:
‘Equally suspect is the PDP Caucus’ disingenuous attempt to misrepresent a 2015 tweet by the Vice President and completely but deliberately change its import and meaning.
‘The Vice Presidential candidate of the APC tweeted at a time when Nigeria was facing one of its darkest periods due to incessant terrorist attacks in some parts of the country, including the FCT.
‘In fact, at the time the tweet was done on February 8, 2015, the then Federal Government had said it could not guarantee the security in parts of the country for the election to hold and actually elections were postponed because of that stance of the Jonathan Presidency.’
Ojudu said that opposition party elements had twisted the Vice President’s tweet out of context, even insinuating that it was a recent tweet.
The presidential aide said that Vice President Osinbajo never posted such a tweet in relation to President Buhari.