President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly rejected files brought to him in London for his perusal and approval, according to reports. From his recuperation room in London, the president has been resisting attempts by some government officials, including ministers to undermine Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Nigeria. In line with his belief in due process, the President directed that all files and documents be made available to the Acting President.
He has refused to see such officials who sneak to the United Kingdom surreptitiously with files for his signature. President Buhari, authoritative government sources said, rejected the files and asked the file-bearing government functionaries to take all documents and issues to Acting President Osinbajo in Abuja.
According to other reports, Buhari has also refused to grant audience to ministers and some presidential aides who indicated interest to see him. But the President met with First Lady Aisha during her recent trip to London, contrary to social media reports. Sources said the President insisted that his administration runs one Presidency and since there is an Acting President in place, any attempt to create a division by anyone will not be tolerated.
Meanwhile, Acting President Yemi Osinbaja had signed the 2017 Budget into law.
From his London recuperating room, Mr. President thanked the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for his loyalty and called on Nigerians to continue to support the Acting President in his effort to actualize the mandate of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC).