Reacting to criticisms on social media, on why President Muhammadu Buhari did not transmit power to Vice President Yemi Osibajo before travelling to London for medical check-up, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has explained the reason why the president acted that way.
Speaking on a Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, Shehu said the president did not hand over to Osinbajo because he would be away for a few days.
He said the president will carry on with his duties from where he is at the moment.
“He will continue from wherever he is. 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 said.
Continuing, he said:
“It is a medical trip and there is absolutely no urgency, no emergency; the President is not in any sick condition.
“It is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years.”
He said the President will be back to the country in a matter of days, and which is within his constitutional right, and that the President is computer savvy, and can equally work from anywhere in this global age, as long as it is not beyond the required time limit.