President Muhammadu Buhari has shocked ministers, who visited him in London trying to undermine Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, a report has said.
According to the Nation, some unnamed ministers had taken some files to the president to sign, which he declined.
An alleged presidency source said Buhari declined to grant audience to the said ministers, and rather insist they meet with acting president instead.
“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 source was quoted as saying.
“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.”
“Some of those who visited the President during the initial shuttle for medical care turned out to feed Nigerians with false information on his health.
“It became necessary to restrict access to two of three aides. Not everyone with the President in London is allowed to see or meet with him. Ministers and government officials have been shut out too.
Th source also said it was untrue the Buhari’s wife, Aisha, didn’t meet with him when she visited. The source said she did, and was prompted by her husband to say what she said upon her return to Nigeria from London.
“The declaration of the First Lady that the President was pleased with the conduct and performance of the Acting President was at the prompting of her husband to checkmate those who indulge in flying to London for unnecessary consultations and approvals.”