OrderPaperToday – The Senate has said it is not aware and would not interfere in the reported stripping of powers of the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reports have been swirling to the effect that Osibanjo had been issued a directive to seek presidential approval over some agencies he is supervising such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), National Boundary Commission and three others.
But speaking to reporters on Tuesday after plenary, the Senate Spokesperson, Adedayo Adeyeye said: “We are not concerned about what happens in the executive. We don’t want to interfere. We are not investigating it. I am not aware of any matter that the constitutional roles of the Vice President has been taken from him.
“There is nothing like that. The President has the prerogative to assign duties to any person. The Senate will not interfere with that.”
According to him, the chamber will only intervene if such duties are the constitutional roles of the Vice President.