The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Sunday denied the cancellation of VP Yemi Osinbajo’s planned trip to India for fear that the embattled President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, may become acting President. An online news medium, Sahara Reporters, had reported that Osinbajo cancelled the trip when it was discovered that President Muhammadu Buhari would also be out of the country at the time.
Speaking to journalists, Akande said, “Nigeria has been invited to the Indian/African Summit and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment will be leading a delegation to the event. There is nothing like cancellation. Remember that the visit of the Vice-President to any country is not treated in secrecy. Whenever the Vice-President is to travel out of the country, we inform Nigerians. So, this story in question is a bunch of speculation. There is no cancellation.”