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Osinbajo Thanks Saraki For Not Taking Over Presidency

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has thanked Senate President Bukola Saraki for not taking advantage of the power vacuum to seize control of the presidency.

He made this known while speaking at a dinner organised in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari and himself at the State House Banquet Hall.

Osinbajo, who also represented President Buhari at the dinner, said: “Something interesting happened earlier today; I am a lawyer and a law teacher and I like to test and interrogate legal scenarios.

“At one minute past midnight today, the four-year term of the President and I ended by effluxion of time.

“So, from one minute past 12 of last night, May 29 to about 10:30 am when we were sworn in for a second term there was no President or Vice President.

“Interestingly nothing went wrong, all was okay; when such a situation arises, it is the Senate President who acts as President.

“So, when I arrived at Eagle Square this morning, some may have noticed that the Senate President Bukola Saraki and I were enjoying a joke.

“He said to me jokingly `you better be careful you know I am the acting President now’; so, we thank the Senate President for not doing anything funny.’’

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.