Sorry For The Embarrassment,VP’s Spokesman Apologises To Journalist

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The senior special assistant to the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, on Thursday apologised to Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with Vanguard attacked by some security aides of the vice-president at Aso Rock.

The incident took place at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja where the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), chaired by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, organised a summit.

Some Department of State Services (DSS) operatives attached to the office of the vice-president had descended on Adeshida at the event.

But in a tweet, Akande expressed regrets over the incident, disclosing that he had reached out to the journalist involved.

In his tweet, Akande also denied the list on the sacked aides of Osinbajo though he did not release any other list.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the sack of some aides of his deputy on Tuesday.

“The needless scuffle btw a villa accredited photographer, Mr. Adeshida & one of our security aides earlier today has since been resolved. Incident is regretted & I have apologized to him for any embarrassment caused. Also, a list circulating in the media on d so-called sacked,” Akande tweeted.


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