On Sunday evening, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari departs through the Abuja International Airport for London for his medical trip check-up. The absent of President Buhari from the country sees Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo acting in the capacity as Nigeria president.
During the plenary session today, Senate President Bukola Saraki reads the Buhari’s letter to the National Assembly saying he cannot determine the date of his return because only his doctors can clear him for return.
The letter said length of the President’s stay in London will be determined only by his doctors.While acting president Prof Yemi Osinbajo is expected to continue to coordinate the affairs of the country until President Buhari is allowed to return to Nigeria by his doctors.
There was however a moment of drama after the letter was read when a senator, Mao Ohabunwa faulted the position given to Osinbajo in the letter. Ohabunwa raised a point of order noting that there is no provision in the Nigerian constitution for a coordinating vice president as stated in the President’s letter.
However, Personal Assistant to President Buhari on new media Bashir Ahmad denied that there is a vacuum in the leadership of the country as indicated in the report.