- The presidency has disagreed with Nigerians who claim Buhari’s medical trip abroad has created a power vacuum in the country
- The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed the role Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will play while Buhari is away in the UK
- The president is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Johnson during his trip and would return to the country by the second week of August
Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, told Channels TV in an interview that the constitution empowers Yemi Osinbajo to act as president if Buhari is not back to the country within 21 days.
He made the statement when defending the president’s decision to seek medical treatment in the United Kingdom.
The aide also dismissed the suggestion that Buhari’s trip abroad has created a power vacuum.
He said the Osinbajo will attend to critical issues during Buhari’s absence.
“The nation is running, there is a vice president who will attend to critical issues. There is no vacuum and a constitutional amendment has sorted that out.''
Festus Keyamo says APC may Lose power
In another news, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment, has allegedly warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) of imminent legal tussles if Governor Mala Buni of Yobe state remains the party's caretaker chairman.
Premium Times reported that the minister advised the party in a leaked memo released on Wednesday, July 28, against going ahead with its planned congresses under Buni's leadership.
Keyamo was reported to have said the “unity” in the party may be short-lived if the party went ahead with the congresses which are scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 31.