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Presidency: Vice President Osibanjo To Take Over As Acting President In The Absence Of The President

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The Presidency revealed when Vice President Osinbajo will take over as acting president, and also gave the circumstances under which the Vice President would act as president following President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the UK.

It was reported that Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said that the constitution empowers Osinbajo to act as president if President Buhari is not back to the country within 21 days.

Femi Adesina

He made the statement when defending the president’s decision to seek medical treatment in the United Kingdom. He also dismissed the suggestion that Buhari’s trip abroad has created a power vacuum.

Following this concern, Femi Adesina noted: The nation is running, there is a vice president who will attend to critical issues. There is no vacuum and a constitutional amendment has sorted that out. 

Femi Adesina, also the Presidential Media Aide,  explained why President Muhammadu Buhari chose to travel to the United Kingdom for his medical checkup.

Speaking with Channels TV on Tuesday, July 27, Adesina said the president had been receiving medical treatment from the same team of doctors for about 40 years. Adesina said the UK doctors have Buhari’s medical history.

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