- There had been controversies surrounding the current position of Professor Yemi Osinbajo in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari
- General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau was at the National Security Summit when he reportedly rattled the guests with his comment
Just days after President Muhammadu Buhari returned to London for medical checks, his minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, is reported to have declared his loyalty to Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo, the country’s vice president, is currently acting as coordinator of Nigeria’s activities as declared in a letter sent by Buhari to the Senate.
NAIJ.com learnt that Dambazzau reportedly revealed that he was representing the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo and not Buhari at the National Security Summit 2017.
It was learnt that the revelation by Dambazzau startled the audience present at the opening ceremony of the event.
According to the report, the event's compere had addressed Dambazzau as the representative of President Muhammed Buhari at the event which had prominent Nigerians.
The minister was said to have replied that he represented Osinbajo and not Buhari.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Senator Shehu Sani and Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin reacted to the crisis reportedly caused by Buhari's letter to the Senate.
Shehu Sani, a Senator representing one of the districts in Kaduna, and Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the House of Representatives, both asked Osinbajo to take charge as he was backed by the constitution.
“Quoting the relevant section in the constitution in the president's letter takes care of the 'disturbing appellation' even though coordinator shouldn't have been used and must not be in the future if the need arises,” Sani said on Wednesday, May 10.
On his part, Jibrin added: "I do not believe that the letter was drafted with any negative intent otherwise it would have been silent on the relevant section of constitution.
"We should be more angry at those making a big deal out of the word 'coordinator' even when the letter clearly quoted the relevant section."
Watch this video as Nigerians react to Buhari's return to London for medical check-up: