Senator Kabiru Gaya, representing Kano South Senatorial district, has described allegation of tribalism leveled against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as mere distraction.
He called on Nigerians to ignore such claims against the Vice President.
Dailypost reported earlier that a Second republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, had alleged that Osinbajo was tribalistic while acting as President in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017.
He accused him of appointing people from a section of the country and members of his church into government positions.
However, Gaya told State House Correspondents after a private meeting with Osinbajo on Tuesday that the allegation was unfounded and did not reflect the true position of things in the office of the vice president.
“I think the vice president should disregard this issue and continue working as the vice president and for Nigeria. I believe he should not be distracted,” he said
The lawmaker, who is also chairman, Senate committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), also said that the National Assembly might consider the de-registration of some political parties in Nigeria.
“Actually, we are going to de-register almost 85 political parties because they are not qualified.
“They don’t even have a counselor or a House of Assembly member; so all those parties should be de-registered,” he said.