- Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson of Afenifere, alleges that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been stripped of many of his duties
- Odumakin cited President Muhammadu Buhari's recent signing of a bill while in London
- The activist also argues that Buhari was supposed to transmit power to Osinbajo as constitutionally stipulated
Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson of Afenifere, a soci-political group in the southwest, has lamented that Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice president, is facing a tough period in the line of duty.
Odumakin, who spoke during a programme with Channels Television, claimed that Osinbajo has been harassed serially with many of his duties taken away.
Speaking in reaction to the recent signing of a bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a private visit to London, an action that resulted in diverse reactions, Odumakin said even though the duties of the vice president are at the discretion of his principal, the latter was supposed to transmit power to Osinbajo.
He said: “There have been serial assaults on that office for a long time now. Since after Osinbajo sacked Lawan Daura, there has never been any data transmission to the National Assembly whenever the president is travelling out of the country."
He also argued that most of the duties earlier handled by Osinbajo have now been transferred to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
He noted that the transmission of power to Osinbajo is a constitutional requirement since the president was travelling out of the country in this circumstance.
"He shall write to the National Assembly, transmit to the Vice and when he comes back, he will send another letter… that has not been done in this case," he said.
Legit.ng, however, reports that a presidential aide, Senator Babajide Omoworare, recently denied any rift between President Buhari and Osinbajo.
The office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) also denied recent reports concerning the sack of 35 aides to Osinbajo.
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