From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Presidency has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will govern the country from wherever he is, saying that it was unnecessary for him to transfer power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The Voice earlier reported that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari proceeded on a medical trip to the United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday, 30 March, 2021.
The Voice also reported that the president will spend a minimum of two weeks in the UK, a situation which has generated reactions from many Nigerians who are worried about him not delegating power to his vice, Prof Osinbajo.
But appearing on Channels Television’s Programme PoliticsToday, on Tuesday evening, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the president has not contravened the law by not transmitting power to his vice, Prof. Osibanjo.
In his words: “He (Buhari) will continue from wherever he is.The requirement of the law is that if the President is going to be absent in the country for 21 days and more, then that transmission is warranted. In this particular instance, it is not warranted.”
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