Medical Trip: Buhari has not contravened the laws by not transmitting power to the VP – Presidency
The Presidency has said it is not necessary for President Muhammadu Buhari to transmit power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbaj.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this on Tuesday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He explained that President Buhari has not contravened the laws of the land by not transmitting power to Professor Osinbajo while away from the country for a number of days.
“He (Buhari) will continue from wherever he is,” Shehu said when asked if the President had transferred duties to the vice president.
He added, “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.”
The Presidency had said the President was expected back in the country in the second week of April.
Speaking about the President’s condition, Shehu stressed that there was no emergency for the President to travel to London.
He insisted that the President was not sick in any way, adding that it was just a routine medical check-up just as he had done in the past.