In his response to a question on Twitter, Osinbajo said power was transferred to him.
One Bernard Amaiguo, tweeting via @benamaigwo, had asked: “Mr. Vice President, why did Mr. President refuse to hand over the affairs of the country to you?”
Osinbajo, in his response, said the President did hand over power to him.
The vice president, responding @ProfOsinbajo, said: “He did Sir. He transmitted a letter to the Senate in compliance with S.145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).”
Buhari, in letter sent to the National Assembly on his medical vacation, stated that the vice-president would “coordinate the activities of the government” in his absence.
This was different from a letter he sent to the National Assembly when he embarked on a similar trip to the UK in January. At the time, he wrote that the vice-president would “perform the duties of my office” in his absence.
@ProfOsinbajo Mr. vice president, why did Mr. President refused to hand ✋ over d affairs of d country to u?— Bernard Amaiguo (@benamaigwo) May 9, 2017