Buhari Hands Over to VP Osinbajo, Flies Out to London for Medical Trip

Buhari Hands Over to VP Osinbajo, Flies Out to London for Medical Trip

  • VP Yemi Osinbajo will take charge of federal government affairs as President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Nigeria for London
  • The president will spend two weeks in London where he will meet his doctors for his routine medical checks
  • President Buhari told State House correspondents at the Abuja airport that his deputy will take control of the government while he is away

FCT, Abuja - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will preside over the nation’s affairs for two weeks while President Muhammadu Buhari is away on a medical trip to London in the United Kingdom.

The president made this known on Sunday, March 6 while briefing reporters at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja before leaving the country to see his doctors.

VP Osinbajo
VP Osinbajo will be in charge of government as President Buhari visits London to see his doctors. Photo credit: Aso Rock Villa
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Channels Television quoted him as saying:

“Well, I cannot claim to be doing the work alone. The government is fully represented; the vice president is there; constitutionally when I’m away, he’s in charge.”

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The president, who initially planned to embark on the trip to London from Nairobi, Kenya, where he attended the United Nations Environmental Programme 50th-anniversary event, returned to the Nigerian capital last Friday, March 4.

He also spoke about the forthcoming national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), expressing confidence that the event will be conducted smoothly.

He said:

“Well, they should wait and see. How did we come as a party to take power from the ruling party who had been there before us for so many years? So, we have the capacity, everything will be alright.”

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Meanwhile, a group, Buhari Core Supporters Network has alleged that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state is out to tarnish the image of President Buhari.

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The group also alleged that the governor is behind the leaked APC zoning documents making the rounds and therefore, urged that he must be punished for his indiscretion.

President of the group, Badamosi Luqman in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, March 6 said it is callous that documents with President Buhari’s signature were released under such questionable circumstances.

Group says rescheduled national convention will deepen democracy within APC

On its part, a group operating under the aegis of Concerned Northern APC Youth Forum has insisted on equity and fairness as means of strengthening the party for its acceptability in the 2023 general elections.

Speaking at a press conference attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Tuesday, February 22 in Abuja, chairman of the group, Hon. Suleiman Liba said it was important for the APC to strictly allow internal democracy to minimize those issues that may put the party at risk.

The group also stated that the rescheduled national convention was an opportunity to allow APC members to play roles that would deepen democracy in the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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