– Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has revealed that some politicians have started questioning the authority of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo
– He said that there may be cracks in the government if “some people” start questioning Osinbajo’s orders as Acting President
– He also said that there is anybody in Buhari’s government that wants success for him more than the VP
Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has revealed that some politicians have started questioning the authority of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.
When Osinbajo takes decisions, some run to Buhari in London to question it – Abdulmumin Jibrin
The joint session of Nigerian National Assembly
Jibrin, took to his Twitter account, @AbdulAbmj, to air his views, saying that there may be cracks in the government if “some people” start questioning Osinbajo’s orders as Acting President.
In a series of tweets on Monday 20th February, Jibrin said some people run to see President Muhammadu Buhari in London, where he is on vacation, to ask if he agrees with instructions given by the Acting President.
Jibrin advised Buhari to trust the decisions of his vice, “because it would make him more effective.”
He wrote: “I know that VP Osinbajo will come under subterranean attacks and his crime is he has no corruption allegations on him like others. VP Osinbajo has carried on with grace and dignity building a momentum that the country can cash in and accelerate to regain lost mileage.
“We must repel primordial interests promoted by some selfish people who are planting stories of fear and instability where there should be none. So you hear stories of what if the president dies? Is dead meant for only PMB? Who will not die? Who? Osinbajo? Saraki? Dogara or Jibrin?
“Constitution is explicitly clear on succession. If a president dies, VP takes over. If VP dies, President nominates. If Senate president or Speaker dies, senators and members elect new ones. If a member dies, by election is conducted. So why the panic? Evil ones are at work.
“We should pray for quick recovery of PMB but shift our attention to governance of our country, hold on our institutions and constitution. I do not believe that there is anybody in this govt that wants success for it more than the VP…PMB must beware of divisive elements.
“When Osinbajo gives instruction and you have people running to London to ask PMB if that is what he wants, you may start having cracks. My advice to PMB is to rely strongly on his VP & refer all issues and persons to him until he resumes. This will make the VP more effective.
“In this era when our first 11 except PMB are facing several corruption allegations, VP Osinbajo brings some fresh air and credibility. We should support the VP to hold our country together and continue the good work he has started while praying for safe return of PMB.
“I will make comments in due course on the VP’s residence project, Senate P and Speaker’s residence projects and the 2016 and 2017 budgets.”