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Presidency reacts to claims that Buhari is sidelining Osinbajo in governance

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Claims that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had been sidelined following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to replace the Economic Management Team (EMT) with an Economic Advisory Team (EAC) has been dismissed by the presidency.

While the EMT was headed by Osinbajo, the newly constituted EAC will report directly to President Buhari.

While speaking as a guest on Channels TV Politics Today, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, noted that the president has only “tweaked governance and get the best for Nigerians”.

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He maintained that the presidency isn’t divided as suspected, adding that the inferences are aimed at driving a wedge between both the President and the Vice President.

“The Vice President is the number two man in the country. the new economic advisory body can also relate with the Vice President as necessary.

“It’s just some Nigerians who want to drive a wedge between the President and the VP, that read meanings into everything and insinuate but there’s no need for that,” he said.