Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, alleged President Muhammadu Buhari has rendered the office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo useless and irrelevant by stripping him of many strategic roles in the current administrations.
Recall that on Monday, the Economic Management Team hitherto led by Mr Osinbajo was dissolved and replaced with an advisory council that would report directly to the President.
The spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, in an interview with The Punch on Wednesday, however, said it would be too early to speculate if Mr Osinbajo’s “ordeal” was caused by any misdemeanor or other permutations ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said: “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,” Mr Odumakin stressed.