Presidency Denies Reports That Osinbajo Was Booed In Kano Yesterday

The Presidency has debunked the reports that the Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo was booed by placard-carrying protesters on his arrival in kano state on Saturday. 

Reports had it that protesters confronted  Osinbajo, telling him they were experiencing hardship as a result of the fuel scarcity nationwide and the tough economic condition. But the presidency said the reports were not true.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, in a
statement said Osinbajo was warmly received in Kano, and that there was no protest of any kind.

No one carried placards,” Mr. Akande said. “There were no protesters. And the VP did not address them since there were none. His spoke with and to the people that gathered around when he visited the market.

On the contrary, the crowd’s response was very friendly all the way, like I tweeted from location. I have even seen videos of cheers during the trip.”

The Presidency also released the following picture to show that the vice president was actually warmly welcomed by the crowd.