Buhari Denies Rift With Osibanjo

In News 2019-11-06 10:04:58
Buhari  Denies Rift With Osibanjo
Buhari Denies Rift With Osibanjo

By Fidel Oseghale 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has debunked reports of misunderstanding between him and Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo.

 

Senior Special Assistants to the President on National Assembly Matters, Babajide Omowurare and Umar Yakub, made the clarification on Wednesday at a briefing in Abuja.

 

There were unconfirmed reports of a falling out between the Office of the President and his VP after Chief-of-Staff, Abba Kyari took the amended Deep Offshore Act to London for the President to sign.

 

Some are of the opinion that Vice-president should have assented to the bill in the president's absence.

 

Senator Omowurare, however, argued that the constitution permits the President to work from anywhere.

 

He insisted that the scenario is different from that of former President Umaru YarAdua and Vice President Goodluck Jonathan where the former was at the time unable to discharge his duties due to ill health.

 

He was however silent on why the President did not transmit a letter to the National Assembly, handing over responsibilities to the Vice President.