- Says there’s no emergency to President’s trip
The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to London for medical checks does not warrant transmitting power to his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, since he was staying for just two weeks.
He also berated naysayers over insinuations that his principal embarked on an emergency medical trip to the UK.
Speaking in a monitored programme on Channels Television, ‘Politics Today’ yesterday, Garba said: “Before he left, he just finished a meeting with security chiefs. He had excellent chat with the vice president, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief of Staff, so he has taken it all around. If it is warranted that he signs documents, these are transmissible by wire, the internet is there and the president is equally internet savvy, therefore, work can continue without any obstruction from whichever location he is. He will continue from wherever he is. The requirement of the law is if the President is going to be absent for 21days or more, then the transmission is warranted. So in this particular case, the president is staying for only two weeks.”