Buhari Writes Senate, Asks Osinbajo To Act As President

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, wrote the Senate, telling the chamber of his 10-day vacation which would enable Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to act on his behalf.

The letter, dated June 6, 2016 and addressed to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, indicated that he was writing in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended.

President Buhari had, on Monday, left the country in respect of the vacation and is expected back in the country next week.

The letter, which was read during Tuesday’s plenary by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the sitting, read: “In compliance with Section 145(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, I wish to inform the Distinguished Senate that I will be away on a short medical vacation from 6th to 16th of June, 2016, and while I am away, the Vice-President (Osinbajo) will perform the functions of my office. Please accept, as always, assurances of my highest esteemed considerations.”

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