The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), on Saturday, urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo not to resign following the alleged war against his office by the suspected cabals around President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group made the plea after the president confirmed, from the United Kingdom, the sack of 35 of the vice president’s aides.
Kunle Olajide, the Secretary-General of YCE, while briefing newsmen, said that the attack on Osinbajo was all about the 2023 presidential ambition of some politicians who want the vice president edged out before the next poll.
“We know, like other Nigerians, that there are enough signs that some people are working against Osinbajo but who the people are, I don’t know.
“It is obvious that some people are working against him and unfortunately, it appears as if Mr President is dancing to their tune.
“I will urge Mr President to remember the vice president’s loyalty to him in the past four years, especially when he was out of the country for three months and refused to allow unguarded ambition to push him.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hold the ticket together. Both of them were elected on a joint ticket, so Osinbajo should not resign,” he said.