By Adenike Lucas
Aisha, the wife of the President of Nigeria has given some clues that her husband might be arriving back to the country soon.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for up to two month, and while he has been away, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been holding forth.
Prof Osinbajo claimed that the Acting chair of the Economic an Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, did not need to be confirmed by the Senate, an opinion that has since being distanced by the Federal Executive Council and argued against by prominent Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The Vice President’s comment also drew the consternation of the Senate, who will now not consider any nomination until Mr Magu vacates office.
Lawmakers in the upper chamber had rejected the nomination of the corrupt police officer following a damning report from the state security service, SSS.
Even after the intel report, Prof Osinbajo and a Chieftain of the ruling party remain in support of Mr Magu.
Prof Osinbajo, who was represented by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna at the commissioning of the Kaduna’s EFCC zonal office, has said that the corrupt officer is going nowhere as long as he remained the Acting President.
In a Facebook post Senator Shehu Sani, a prominent critic of governor el-Rufai said said: “Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned; until he’s back then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple. Now the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispered; still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not.
“It is the wish of the Hyenas and the Jackals that the Lion King never wakes up or come back so that they can be kings. It is the prayers of the weak animals that the Lion King comes back to save the kingdom from the Hyenas, the wolves and other predators”
Responding to Mr. Sani’s comment also proverbially, Mrs. Buhari said: “God has answered the prayers of the weaker Animals. The Hyenas and the jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom. We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals.”