– Garba Shehu has said Osinbajo and President Buhari contested on the same tickect so Osinbajo’s milestone is also Buhari’s administration’s milestone
– Shehu also said on the calls by Nigerians to speak with the President, the presidency can only deliver Nigerians’ messages and hope the president comply and address the nation
– He aslo denied there is any cabal formed by president Buhari’s aides to stop Osinbajo’s influence as Acting President
The Presidency has said any milestone achieved by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari should also be considered as a milestone achieved by President Buhari.
The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made this claim during an interactive session with Nigerian youths organized by the Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria on Sunday, February 19.
Shehu said it was not true that some close appointees of President Buhari had constituted themselves into a cabal with the aim of whittling down the influence of Acting President Osinbajo.
Shehu said: “This country has one government. When Nigerians voted, they voted for Buhari/Osinbajo on one ticket. Nobody can divide that ticket, so if Prof. Osinbajo achieves a milestone, it is a milestone by the Buhari administration. It is one government, no division in this government.”
Vanguard reports that when Shehu was asked why President Buhari hasn’t address the nation on phone or a video footage, Shehu said the presidency will tell the President about Nigerians request and hope he will agree to it.
He said: “Okay, if you are making a suggestion, we will put it to him, in case he would agree. We will put it to him.”
Meanwhile, Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has assented to seven bills passed by the National Assembly.
Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters confirmed that Osinbajo had indeed endorsed the bills.
Also Enang explained that the Acts, other than the Defence Space Administration Act and Institute of Soil science were mainly Amendments to the Principal Act and they are intended to bring the Acts in conformity with current realities.
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