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This is how rumours of a fight between Buhari and Osinbajo began

On the night of Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the Nigerian presidency was forced to react to stories of a ‘discord’ between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; hours after a slew of social media influencers submerged the internet space in a pool of hot takes on the subject.
Online news platform, TheCable, had run a story insinuating that the vice president’s powers were being deviously whittled down at the Villa, and that he is being asked to seek approvals from the president to run agencies assigned to his office.
Osinbajo is currently the chairman of the governing boards of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the National Boundary Commission (NBC) and the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA).
“With the new memo, the vice-president will now have to seek approvals for contract awards, annual reports, annual accounts, power to borrow, and power to make regulations, among other key functions”, the story from TheCable read in parts.
The story concluded with the following paragraph: “Suffice it to say the president has finally taken control of his government,” a minister, who confirmed the development, told TheCable.”
TheCable Columnist, Fredrick Nwabufo, even inferred that Osinbajo is being reduced to a "condolence vice president" and a "lame-duck" in the presidency.
"As a matter of fact, it seems Osinbajo is being stripped of even peripheral responsibilities and consigned to the desk of irrelevance. If this is the case, then it is a ratification of the wild rumours suggesting that he will be kept abridged ahead of the 2023 ‘’gladiatorial’’ contest.
"It appears condolence visits and food-sampling in markets are now functions, where the beautiful intellect, experience and wealth of knowledge of Vice-President Osinbajo are being deployed in," Nwabufo wrote.
Presidency reacts
Reacting to the stories, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande said the report from TheCable “is obviously misleading and aims only to plant seeds of discord in the presidency, while attempting to create unnecessary national hysteria.
“The agencies in question are established by law and the vice president has always insisted on due compliance with the enabling statutes and other established regulations.”
Another source has shared that with power set to return to the south of Nigeria based off a gentleman’s agreement within the governing APC and amongst the power brokers in the nation, Osinbajo is being considered as a possible successor to Buhari (who would have concluded his constitutionally permissible second term in office by 2023). 
More update soon.
This is how rumours of a fight between Buhari and Osinbajo began This is how rumours of a fight between Buhari and Osinbajo began Reviewed by opeyemi on 5:09:00 pm Rating: 5