The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, has criticised the trend in the social media of comparing President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.
Ojudu said that without the President, there could not be the Vice or Acting President.
“I think it is thoughtless. I also see it as a ploy by the opposition to cause unnecessary division. It is a joint ticket. The President and the Vice President were elected based on the manifesto of the party,”, he told the State House Press Corps,
“Since they were sworn in they have been committed to implementing that manifesto.
“The same people who are saying that now are the ones who are saying that we never had an economic team; we have no policy, that we have nothing.
“It is now that the policies that we are implementing are maturing that they are seeing the result.
“It is not a question of one person doing better than the other person.
“There is nothing that has been done in this administration or since the Vice President started acting that is not something that started far back in the past.
‘’A good example is the Niger Delta initiative.
“The President called the Vice President and gave him the mandate to go to the Niger Delta and meet with everyone who is a stakeholder there, the communities where oil is produced, all the leaders of the place, talk to militants and make sure to resolve this problem to the benefit of Nigerians.
“We are losing 1.2 million barrels of oil per day, all the gas pipelines powering the turbines are being blown up and the President said that unless and until we solve this problem we will not come out of recession.
“The VP took up the mandate and went to the Niger Delta.’’