Nigeria’s vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, cancelled an appearance on Rubbin’ Minds on Sunday, because of “the exigencies of campaign timing”.
Osinbajo was scheduled to appear on the one-hour Channels TV programme, where he would have been interviewed by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
However, with Nigerians eagerly waiting for the 3pm advertised time, Ebuka broke the news that the vice-president wasn’t coming.
He tweeted: “Due to some matters arising, our proposed guest @ProfOsinbajo, will no longer be appearing on #RubbinMinds today.
“Sincere apologies to our viewers. We will keep everyone posted on any future updates.”
Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, later offered an explanation via his own page.
“Sincere apologies that VP Osinbajo cant make ‘Rubbing Minds’ this afternoon on Channels TV.
“Being a live programme, the exigencies of campaign timing make it impossible for VP to appear on the show as scheduled today.
“We’re working with producers to reschedule his participation ASAP,” Akande tweeted.