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Controversy Over Buhari’s Letter Calling Osinbajo Coordinator Unnecessary – Jonathan

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Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Minna Chapter, Taidi Jonathan, has said the controversy surrounding the letter transmitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly is “unnecessary.”

Recall that there has been outrage over the letter Buhari transmitted to the National Assembly that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo should coordinate the affairs of the country on his behalf.

Jonathan noted that the phrase asking the Vice-President to coordinate the affairs of the country, should not attract any controversy.

Addressing newsmen in Minna, Niger State he stressed that what mattered was that the letter was transmitted as required by the law.

Jonathan said, “The law is very clear about this. When the president is not in, the Vice President steps in. Buhari is not in and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is the acting President. That is all.

“The controversy over the content of the letter or the choice of words is needless.”

“Efforts should be geared towards supporting Osibanjo and wishing the President quick recovery; Nigerians want good leadership and there is no vacuum.”

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