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El-Rufai desperate to be VP, his speech on ‘Magu’ not from Osinbajo – Presidency

The presidency has described the recent speech Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai credited to Vice President (VP), Osinbajo as one of his [El-Rufai] many plots to assume the duties of the VP.

Recall that had earlier reported that El-Rufai claimed Osinbajo said, “So long as Buhari remained Nigeria’ s President, Magu would continue to work as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

El-Rufai in the said speech added, “Mr. Chairman, two weeks ago, I discussed the EFCC and your appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and he told me he has every confidence in you and every confidence in the commission and the work that you have been doing, and as long as he is president you remain the chairman of the EFCC,’’ he said.

El-Rufai also told the gathering that the Acting President was also solidly behind Magu.

“Last night, I spoke with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who reconfirmed the position of the President and told me that as long as he remained the Acting President or Vice President, Ibrahim Magu would remain the chairman of the EFCC.

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According to a presidency source, gathered that El-Rrufai has not been granted audience by President Muhammadu Buhari ever since he wrote the controversial letter to PMB, which was calculated as an attempt to deceive unsuspecting supporters of President Buhari.

When contacted about El-Rufai’s speech on Magu, which has thrown the executive and legislative arm at daggers drawn, our source said,  “Yes,  El-Rufai met with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo late evening July 5th in the company of the Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Odigie Oyegun.

“When they met with Osinbajo two days ago, El-Rufai informed the Acting President that he will be launching a building he built for the EFCC in his state and at no time did Osinbajo delegated him to represent him or give a speech in his capacity.

“That is why the Senior Special Assitant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande immediately debunked the rumor last night and I can reliably assure you there will be another statement to distant the presidency from El-Rufai who is doing everything to be Osinbajo’s VP should Buhari not make it back to Nigeria.” Our source disclosed

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