Osinbajo’s 48 hours as Acting President

PUNCH Newspaper has done a piece on Yemi Osinbajo’s first 48 hours as acting President of Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday started what the Presidency described in a three-paragraph statement as a short vacation.

For six days, the 73-year-old retired general would not be at his duty post. Unlike what happened under late President Musa Yar’Adua that forced the National Assembly to adopt the doctrine of necessity, Buhari did not leave a vacuum. He was said to have written to the two chambers of the National Assembly as required by law that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo would hold the fort for him while the vacation lasted.

As of the time the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, issued a statement on Friday announcing the development, Osinbajo was far away from the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The acting President was not anywhere near the Federal Capital Territory.

Osinbajo had left Abuja in the early hours of Friday for Lagos. Being a pastor in The Redeemed Christian Church of God, he has continued attending the church’s monthly vigil tagged ‘Holy Ghost Night’ which holds every first Friday of the month inside the church’s facility, located on the popular Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, despite his status.

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