Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, has said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been rendered useless, impotent and irrelevant under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
“What has happened is that the VP’s office has been rendered impotent, useless and irrelevant,” Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere spokesman, said in the group’s reaction to the annulment of the Economic Management Team headed by Osinbajo.
President Buhari had on Monday announced the setup of the Economic Advisory Council to replace the EMT and report directly to Buhari.
There are reports (not on Naija Buzz News) that some of the vice president’s aide had been removed and transferred to other ministries and agencies.
The Cable had also reported that Osinbajo was instructed (as seen in a memo Buhari addressed to him) to seek presidential approvals before taking any action over agencies under him.
“We are watching as events unfold. We are studying the situation, but we must also not muddle up issues.
“For now, we will not jump into any premature conclusion that this is about 2023 alone.
“We will need more information to know whether it is political or whether there was abuse of office or process.
“But the barrage of the last 48 hours shows that there is something wrong.
“We will wait to have all the facts because we don’t want to say a Yoruba man is being attacked.
“They may have had a justifiable reason to do so; but we are taking note of every development and at the appropriate time, we will make our position known.
“But clearly, what has happened is that the VP’s office has been rendered impotent, useless and irrelevant.”
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