Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has given reasons why Prof Yemi Osinbajo should resign his job as Vice-president.
Speaking in an Instagram Live Chat with popular journalist, Dele Momodu, on Tuesday, he said that Prof. Osinbajo should resign if he is not being allowed to perform his role as the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said, “I do not know if that statement is true that he is not allowed to perform because the constitution is very clear on what the role of the vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is, especially as it relates to steering the economy of the nation.
“Before I accepted General Muhammadu Buhari’s offer, I said what would be my role because I am not prepared to be a spare tyre and he said to me that my role will be as prescribed by the constitution and as many other things as you can be given to do.
“I want to hear it one day from the vice-president that he is not allowed to perform. I don’t like rumour and I don’t like gossip. If he is not allowed to perform, I would wonder what he is still doing there because he is not allowed to perform.
“If he is content in his office and he is given responsibilities and he is discharging those responsibilities to the best of his ability, I do not believe the story that he is not allowed to perform. If that is true, let him say so and not other people saying he is not allowed to perform.
“There is a constitutional role for the vice-president, it is spelt out in black and white. If he is not allowed to do that, then, what is he doing there? Because if I am enrolled as a teacher and I am not allowed to teach in that school, I will look for another school.”
Bakare’s intervention with his admonition on why Osinbajo should resign or speak out comes against the background of whispers here and there that the vice-president has been consigned to the background of the administration after he was used in the 2019 election campaign to market the administration.