Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to resign his office following the alleged rift between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group queried the action of Buhari who left for Saudi-Arabia and later went to London on a private visit without transmitting power to his deputy.
It was rumored that when President Buhari left Nigeria last year and transmitted power to Osinbajo through the National Assembly, the outspoken Professor, performed wonderfully well more than his principal in a short time. This, Ohanaeze argued was the reason, Buhari does not want to transmit power to Osinbajo.
Be that as it may Buhari irrespective of critics still accommodates VP Osibanjo. Recall that Buhari had last week sacked about 35 aides working for Osinbajo.
This act whistled in lots of criticisms from Nigerians, who went to their preferred media to condemn Buhari. Many said that Osinbajo’s principal whittled down his powers in order to control him effortlessly. In view of this, the Presidency yesterday, gave the reason for the sack, noting that the overriding objective was to save taxpayer money and deliver needed service to the public.
In a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President General and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Secretary General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo opined that Osinbajo is a good man but would likely not succeed Buhari come 2023.
The statement reads thus: “VP Yemi Osibanjo is a good man but unlikely to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, unlike President Goodluck Jonathan, where Jonathan emerged as President after Yaradua.
“This act would unlikely not repeat itself as President Muhammadu Buhari is destined to hand over to the South but not definitely VP Osibanjo, because of the fear that Osibanjo would implement the 2014 Constitutional Conference report and policies that will dwarf Buhari’s main agenda.