- The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it does not believe there is a rift between President Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo, his deputy
- CAN argues that Buhari has the right to sack aides because he was the one that approved their appointments
- The association, however, advises Buhari and Osinbajo to be more united in the interest of the nation
In the face of the alleged political crisis in Aso Rock, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described Professor Yemi Osinbajo as one of the most loyal vice presidents in Africa.
CAN also argued that the reported sack of 35 aides to the vice president may not have been done in bad faith since, in the first instance, they were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The association added that the sack of the aides, if true, cannot cause any rift between the president and his deputy.
Vanguard quotes the national director, legal and public affairs of CAN, Evang Samuel Kwamkur, as saying President Buhari has the right to sack aides he appointed.
“We believe President Buhari has a reason for dismissing the aides to his deputy. However, it is left for him to explain to Nigerians why he had to let them go," he said.
He added that the association does not believe there is a political rift between the president and Osinbajo.
“We believe the rumoured rift in the presidency is imaginary and the handiwork of mischief makers who seek to overheat the polity ahead of 2023 general elections," he added on behalf of CAN.
The association, however, called on Buhari and Osinbajo to remember they were re-elected on a joint ticket and that there are expectations from those who voted for them.
"If there are rancour and bitterness among the people at the lowest levels of our society, the same should not be heard of, or seen at the highest levels of the presidency," CAN urged advising that the duo should relate on personal basis rather than through aides.
Legit.ng reports that Laolu Akande, spokesperson to Osinbajo, recently asked Nigerians to ignore the list of sacked aides circulating in the media, which claimed that some presidential aides have been sacked.
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