“President Buhari handed over to me” – Yemi Osinbajo says

There have been speculations over an alleged letter President Buhari sent to the senate informing them of his trip to London for medical check-up and that the president did not properly hand over power to the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo.

Addressing this speculation, acting president Yemi Osinbajo via his twitter handle last night responded to a user who asked why the President didn’t hand over the affairs of the country to him.

Osinbajo confirmed that the president actually transferred power to him via the letter sent to the senate in accordance with S.145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

That section of the constitution reads:

“Whenever the President transmits to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives a written declaration that he is proceeding on vacation or that he is otherwise unable to discharge the functions of his office, until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary such functions shall be discharged by the Vice-President as Acting President.”

However, Osinbajo had deleted his tweet.

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