The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in the United Kingdom for medical reasons has reportedly sent officials who visited him in London back to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo for further directives.
The officials, including Ministers, were reported to have visited the president in UK but were refused the desired meeting with the president who reportedly described the move as one which undermines the position of the Acting President.
The Nation reports that Buhari refused meeting with the officials who visited him in the UK with files for his signature.
Sources close to the President noted that the President insisted that all matters be directed to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who is in charge of the nation’s affairs.
Sources said: “Despite the fact that he is fast recuperating, the President has tried as much as possible to stick to one presidency.
“He has refused to see some government officials who went to London to see him instead of being at their desks to work. He also returned all files and documents to those who brought them to London.
“The President gave stern instructions that all files, documents and issues needing decisions should be taken to the Acting President. He does not want a divided government. Buhari is living up to his Spartan discipline.
“He has restricted audience to two or three personal aides with him in London. This is why there are no leaks associated with his first medical trip this time around.”
The top source close to the presidency further added: “Those involved in taking files and documents to London had their ego deflated. Since their return from the various shuttles, they have been trying to curry the favour of the Acting President or cooperate with him. They did not know that intelligence report had exposed their antics.
“And the truth is that the President has been speaking with the Acting President.”