Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed what President Muhammadu Buhari told him when he acted as president during his absence.


Speaking on Monday when he visited Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure, the capital, Osinbajo said Buhari gave him free reign and did not dictate to him when he was acting president.

Osinbajo commended Buhari for assigning key responsibilities to him since the All Progressives Congress (APC) assumed power in 2015.

The VP further commended the President for his “open mindedness and generosity”, NAN reports.

Osinbajo recalled that as Acting President, he became privy to many things that most people will never come across.

“Even people in government will never come across and I gained a lot of experience on that account.

“Many times, the President, when he was away, said pointedly to me that: Look, I don’t want to feter your discretion in any way.

“As Acting President, you are president. Make sure you are fair and just. Don’t refer anything to me, don’t ask me any questions. Just do whatever you need to do.”

Osinbajo added that it would be a betrayal if with all that he has been given by God’s grace, “retire either to Lagos or Ikene and be writing my memoirs”.


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