Amidst calls by Nigerians that the President transmit power to his vice in the wake of another routine medical check-up, the Presidency has reacted by insisting that President Muhammadu Buhari can steer the affairs of the country from wherever he is, insisting that it unnecessary for him to transmit power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
On Tuesday, the President left travelled to the UK on a “routine medical trip” and will spend a minimum of two weeks
However, while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Tuesday’s edition, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explained that Buhari, by going for a routine medical trip has not contravened the laws of the land by not transmitting power to his deputy.
“The requirement of the law is that if the President is going to be absent in the country for 21 days and more, then that transmission is warranted. In this particular instance, it is not warranted,” he stated.