By Oladipupo Mojeed
The Presidency has said the cordial relationship that exists between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will last beyond their tenure in office despite intensified efforts by the opposition to strain the relationship.
This was revealed by the Personal Assistant on Social Media to the President, Lauretta Onochie on Friday.
Onochie’s position stated this via a message she posted via her Twitter handle, @Laurestar, and on her Facebook page.
She was reacting to a statement credited to a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in which he criticised Osinbajo for saying Buhari treats him like a son.
The presidential aide wondered why the former minister must comment on all developments in the polity.
She wondered how Osinbajo’s statement that Buhari treats him like a son “has become a source of anger and anxiety for Femi Fani-Kayode.”
She expressed surprise that Fani-Kayode could not understand “father/son relationship, respect, decency and loyalty,” saying, “No he can’t. He doesn’t possess the capacity to even begin to comprehend any sort of relationship. None!”
Onochie expressed the confidence that Fani-Kayode and others could not, no matter how they try, put a wedge between Buhari and Osinbajo.
She said the bond that held the two leaders together was not personal, but that they shared commitment to Nigeria and Nigerians.
Illustrating with different pictures of Buhari and Osinbajo from the campaign period that heralded the 2015 presidential election to the inception of the present administration, Onochie said the leaders would remain united beyond 2023.
She wrote, “As it was in the beginning… So it is now…And so shall it be till 2023 and thereafter…”
Concise news reports that Osinbajo had during his visit to the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumin Usman, on Thursday, said he was at home in the state because the President (74), who hails from the state, treats him like a brother and son.
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