A former Chairman , House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr . Abdulmumin Jibrin , has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to trust Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo because of the latter’ s credibility.
Osinbajo is now the Acting President in the absence of Buhari , who is away to the United Kingdom on medical trip .
Jibrin also advised Buhari to ignore certain persons he said were fond of running to London to seek the Presidents’ approval for decisions already taken by Osinbajo.
In a series of tweets on his Twitter handle , @ AbdulAbmJ , on Monday , Jibrin noted that people would begin to seek other ways of tarnishing Osinbajo’ s image since they were aware that he had no corruption allegations against him .
He noted that the new method might be to run to Buhari to give him the impression that the acting President could not be trusted .
However , Jibrin rationalised that such “ subterranean ” moves were not necessary because any political office holder could take ill.
He also observed that the 1999 Constitution had settled the matter of succession by laying out the procedure to be followed whenever it became necessary .
For instance , Jibrin pointed out that in the event the President passed on , Osinbajo would take over immediately without delay .
He added that if Osinbajo himself passed on while serving , there were provisions on how he would be replaced.