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Linking Osinbajo directly or indirectly to  collapsed Ikoyi structure, spurious, mischievous, totally unfounded — Akinnola

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“Some stories say the developer, Mr Femi Osibiona is a front for some big guns in Government, others directly say the land is owned by the VP, whilst others make a veiled connection to the Governor of Lagos”
“It is most unfortunate that at a time when people are mourning over the collapse of the Ikoyi building and the loss of several lives in the most unfortunate circumstances, some mischief makers are trying to score cheap political goals and use this very sad situation to tarnish the name and image of our hardworking and humble Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN”
The ongoing misrepresentation and calumny in a section of the media linking
Vice-President, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to the collapsed Ikoyi skyscraper has been blamed on mischief makers trying to score cheap political goals and  to tarnish his name.
A veteran journalist, Mr Richard Akinnola, said the statement to say the least is spurious and totally unfounded.
“The Social media has suddenly become awash with information trying to link the VP directly or indirectly to the collapsed structure.
“Some stories say the developer, Mr Femi Osibiona is a front for some big guns in Government, others directly say the land is owned by the VP, whilst others make a veiled connection to the Governor of Lagos.
“It is most unfortunate that at a time when people are mourning over the collapse of the Ikoyi building and  the loss of  several  lives in  the most unfortunate circumstances, some mischief makers are trying to score cheap political goals and use this very sad situation to tarnish the name and image of our hardworking and humble Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
For the avoidance of doubt and for the sake of those who may be misled by the spurious and totally unfounded statements, we as concerned colleagues and friends of the VP wish to make it clear that the VP has never been involved , neither does he have any ownership interest in the developers Company or business,” Akinnola said in a statement on behalf of friends and associates of Prof. Osinbajo and given to Persecondnews on Friday.
The statement is titled, “LEAVE OSINBAJO OUT OF THE POLITICS IN SADNESS”.
Akinnola stated: “The facts can be easily verified from the Corporate affairs Commission or land registry  which the malicious writers have failed to check or show a connection between the VP and the collapsed building.
“We commiserate with the families of those who have lost lives and limbs as well as those still in agony of not knowing what the fate of those beneath the rubles in this most unfortunate incident.
“We urge that as Nigerians, we should show more compassion and empathy to grieving compatriots rather than attempting to score political goals through it.”

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