How Buhari turned back government official who undermined Osinbajo – Garba Shehu


The Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has revealed how some government officials undermine the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.


Shehu said that President Muhammadu Buhari recently turned back a government official from London for trying to undermine the Acting President.
Shehu, who spoke with Channels, gave the example to buttress his position that President Buhari would not receive ministers who shun Osinbajo.
He said the official went to the President with some documents but was turned back. Shehu said,





“It is not true that ministers are going to the United Kingdom and are reporting to the President.
“I am aware that a senior official had gone to President Buhari in the UK with some documents to treat and the President said ‘no, I won’t. The man responsible for the country is in Abuja, go back to him.’
“Anybody who says their loyalty will remain with the President who appointed them does not understand the country’s constitution.
“Once the President has transferred power, if you are the Inspector – General of Police and the Acting President says ‘go and do ABC,’ you are fined if you don’t do it. So, nobody will joke with his job.”
Shehu, however, said the official was not fined since Buhari had made his position clear. He added,
“That is to show you that this is a law and order President.
“If it is a President that wants power for his own sake, he could probably have been giving directives from there.
“But he said ‘no, I can’t give directives. I have handed over to the Acting President.’”


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