Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I am the Acting President of Nigeria – Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the President Muhammadu Buhari actually handed over power to him following the raging controversy over the letter sent to the National Assembly

In the letter, Buhari said Osinbajo will “coordinate” government activities in his absence.

In his response to a question on Twitter, Osinbajo said power was transferred to him.

One Bernard Amaiguo, tweeting via @benamaigwo, had asked: “Mr. Vice President, why did Mr. President refuse to hand over the affairs of the country to you?”

Osinbajo, in his response, said the President did hand over power to him.

The vice president, responding @ProfOsinbajo, said: “He did Sir. He transmitted a letter to the Senate in compliance with S.145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).”

Buhari, in letter sent to the National Assembly on his medical vacation, stated that the vice-president would “coordinate the activities of the government” in his absence.

This was different from a letter he sent to the National Assembly when he embarked on a similar trip to the UK in January. At the time, he wrote that the vice-president would “perform the duties of my office” in his absence

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