Second Republic Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolution to withdraw the powers which he willingly granted Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
In line with him, Prof. Osinbajo, like most Nigerians, is tribalistic, and employed members of his Church and tribesmen, through the interval President Buhari was away in London, United Kingdom, on a sick depart.
In an interview with the Solar Newspaper, Mohammed mentioned that Osinbajo made some errors within the discharge of his features because the Appearing President, including that, on the entire Osinbajo was tribalistic and targeted extra on his folks.
“You don’t run a rustic by assuming that you’re entitled to sure powers, sure privileges. You aren’t! We now have a written Structure, which offers monumental powers to just one particular person, the President.
“The President has the precise to delegate a few of these powers to anyone, together with the Vice President. However when it comes to a written authority to train sure features and powers, the Vice President in my studying of the Structure, has mainly solely two powers.
“One, the Vice President is the Chairman of the Nationwide Financial Council, and that’s an occasional assembly, no more than as soon as in 1 / 4, to debate basic financial insurance policies, as a result of we’re working a Federation.
“Aside from that, the Vice President is also the Chairman of the Nationwide Boundaries Fee. Once more, that harkens again to the difficulty of working a Federation.
“In case you are working a Federation, there have to be anyone that advises the President or the Vice President, on the difficulty of authorized borders, even for the needs of taxation.
“Past these, each single duty which is being exercised by the Vice President, was on the occasion, or was the duty delegated to him by the President.
“The President had challenges, and even earlier than he turned the President, he was not in the most effective of well being, however folks didn’t pay a lot consideration.
“And so, when he turned very severely sick and the Federal Authorities mismanaged not the illness, however the movement of knowledge, they weren’t on the identical stage with the remainder of the nation, they weren’t telling us the reality, till the person needed to keep for 37 days, and later once more for over 100 days in-between Hospitals and the official residence of the Excessive Commissioner, in London.
“Whether or not he wished handy over some or all the obligations, there was simply no manner we may have a rustic with out a President, or anyone exercising the powers of the President. However that doesn’t imply that these powers are, or belonged to the Vice President as a birthright.
“No! I imagine he (Osinbajo) made some errors (within the discharge of this perform), however I additionally imagine that on the entire, his physique language and his verbal expressions didn’t lead us right into a disaster. He didn’t abuse these powers.
“I discover that the majority unlucky, as a result of if a person says go and do that on his behalf, he has the precise to withdraw and say I’ve reassigned it to myself or to anyone else because the legislation offers. I discover the entire perspective from these folks fairly disgraceful.”