Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, may have opted to fall back to his Spiritual Constituency, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, as realignment ahead of 2023, gets into full swing.
It was learnt that a close Ally of the Vice President was the arrowhead behind the Friday visit of CAN to Osinbajo, in Abuja, to seek clarifications over the steaming N90 billion corruption allegation levelled against him.
According to a Presidency source, the initiator of the visit wanted CAN to identify with the Vice President, since the support of his political godfather (Tinubu) has become doubtful and may not be readily available, considering various interests ahead of 2023.
The source said that the Leaders were hosted at Akinola Aguda House, but that Osinbajo met the CAN President first for hours, before meeting with the rest of the Delegation (about 60) that came from across the country, alongside the Association’s National Executive Committee, NEC.
Osinbajo used the opportunity of the visit to clear his name of any wrongdoing, informing the Delegation that he is innocent of all the allegations.
Meanwhile, the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, in a statement, in Abuja, urged Ayokunle to face his priestly duties, and shepherd his flock well.
Frank, who in a statement in Abuja, urged Ayokunle to face his priestly duties and shepherd his flock well, said that it is “shameful that the CAN President has turned the body of Christ into a political pressure group. At least, even if it is now a political party, he ought to have allowed its Spokesman to speak on behalf of the organisation”.