President Muhammadu Buhari, while away on medical leave in far away United kingdom reportedly gave the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, a 'blanket authorisation' to lead the country with any recourse to seek permission from him on any issue.
This revelation was made yesterday in Aso Rock Presidential while the President was showing gratitude to his Vice, the Ag. President for his absolute loyalty, adequately and competently continuing to serve the Nigerian people, while he was on medical vacation in London.
The Vice President was quoted to have said he thanked the President for giving him free hand to take my decision on all issues of national interest.
Osinbajo reportedly said; "I thank you, sir, for giving me the opportunity and for the absolute confidence you repose in me. I recall, in one of our discussions, you didn't even want me to ask you for anything. You said I shouldn't consult you and I should just do as I wish. I thank you for this sir"
Before then, Presiden Buhari was quoted to have said among others;
"We are one and a team. While you continue to use your energy and wisdom, I will continue to use my age and military experience..."
Osinbajo to Buhari
In reaction the Vice President said
“Mr President, again on behalf of the Federal Executive Council, we welcome you back home. We are very grateful to God that you are back home hale and hearty. Mr President, I must say that personally, this has been a very interesting few days for me.
“First, I must say that I want to thank you very much for the confidence reposed in me by handing over the reins of government to me in the capacity of acting president.
“I think more important is that you demonstrated the belief in our system which is even more important than anything else.
“The constitution, which we all swore to, is important because it outlines the code of conduct. I want to say not only am I, but I am sure the entire nation is grateful to you.
“For me, I must say that it has been an interesting period going around the nation maybe because the roads are bad. I must say I had a very interesting and challenging time; but above all, the president gave us the good support.”
"I thank you sir for giving me the opportunity and for the absolute confidence you repose in me. I recall, in one of our discussions, you didn't even want me to ask you for anything. You said I shouldn't consult you and I should just do as I wish. I thank you for this sir."
A few days ago, President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Acting President, Osinbajo as a running mate turned a friend