House of Representatives member, Akin Alabi has given reasons why Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari is more powerful than vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
This he stated in reaction to the controversy surrounding the signing of a Deep Shore Act bill in London by President Buhari.
The bill was taken to London by Abba Kyari, which left many wondering why Osinbajo was not allowed to sign it or take it to London.
Reacting to the controversy generated on social media, Akin Alabi shared the below tweets:
He wrote: “Whether you like it or not, in a presidential system of government (eg, US, Nigeria), the post of the Chief of Staff is more “powerful” than that of the Vice President. He is the assistant President. The Vice President is a stand-in for the president.
“It is NOT the duty of the Vice President to take a bill to the president. It’s the job of an assistant. Like the Chief of Staff.
“The Vice President has been excellent performing his constitutional duties and the ones assigned to him.
“If the President decides NOT to see Vice President Osinbajo as a PA, which I don’t think he should, then I’m 100% in support of that.
“I understand the political agenda of the noisemakers but anyone ready to learn should learn.
“I don’t know whether there are problems between the Chief if Staff and the Vice President. Maybe there is. It’s politics and it happens everywhere. But with this bill signing issue, there is nothing out of the ordinary for the Chief of staff to bring a document for the president.”