By Morenike Bailey
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo todaay met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The duo were locked in a warm embrace before posing for pictures and then proceeded for a private meeting.
The meeting is holding barely two weeks after the ex-Lagos governor returned from London where he had undergone knee surgery
Although it was rumoured that the duo are both interested in the 2023 presidential race, none has have officially declared interest in the political seat.
In a statement earlier, Senator Babafemi Ojudu who works in the Office of the Vice-President, had denied any form of conflict of interests between the two politicians.
The statement reads in part: “It is incumbent on me to state emphatically that neither the Vice President nor his office is aware of this or endorse this kind of a divisive engagement and news reports.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are members of the same party.
“Osinbajo regards Tinubu as a respected leader of a political family to which he belongs and will therefore not for any reason endorse an endeavour that seeks to pitch them against each other.
“We are not unaware of some people who may want to foist a crack among our leaders.
“Such an attempt is abortive. Osinbajo and Tinubu’s relationship dates way back and it shall continue to wax strong.”
Before being elected Vice-President, Osinbajo worked as Attorney-General of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007 when Tinubu was governor.
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