- A Niger Deltan group, PANDEF, has said it is illegal for Buhari to travel without asking Osinbajo to take charge
- Olorogun Oyibode, who is the national youth leader of the group, said that constitution allows Osinbajo to be acting president when the president travels abroad
- Oyibode, however, accused cabal of creating friction in presidency
Amidst the lingering speculations that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been sidelined by President Muhammadu Buhari in some vital decision of governance, the national youth leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Olorogun Vincent Oyibode, has berated the president for travelling abroad without handing over to his deputy.
Vanguard reports that he said it was clearly unconstitutional for President Buhari to proceed on vacation without the vice president taking over as acting president.
Legit.ng gathered that Oyibode noted that the law is clear on who takes over when the president is out of the country irrespective of the number of days spent over there.
He said: “This is unconstitutional, the law is very clear on the issue of vacation of Mr. President, even if it is one week, the vice president takes over as acting president.”
Speaking on the alleged sacking of 35 aides of the vice president by President Buhari, Oyibode said that the APC-led government is too full of undue acts, adding that the cabal are hell-bent at promoting illegality irrespective of what their said action will cause the county.
“The APC -led government is too full of undue acts, the cabal are hell-bent at promoting illegality irrespective of what their said action will cause the county.
“The same cabal are the ones promoting illegality in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), by setting up an interim management committee that is not recognised by the law establishing the agency," he said.
He, however, warned the cabal to stay clear of the vice president, noting that the office of the vice president is equally important as the office of the president.
“There is no vacuum in government, the cabal should realize that the office of Mr. President is the same with that of the vice president, the vice president was a running mate to the president.
“On the issue of the firing of some aides of the vice president, President Buhari may not be aware of the sack of the aides of the vice president,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a presidential aide, Senator Babajide Omoworare, said there was no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
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