It’s Constitutional – Fani-Kayode Replies Okowa On Shettima Handling Security

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode claims that if the All Progressives Congress, APC, wins the presidency in 2023, Kashim Shettima will be empowered by law to handle security.

Fani-Kayode revealed this when responding to Ifeanyi Okowa, the vice presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who said that Shettima’s handling of security if the APC wins in 2023 is unconstitutional.

If the party wins in 2023, Shettima will not usurp the president’s authority, according to Fani-Kayode in a series of tweets on Thursday.

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He wrote: “Gov. Okowa, the VP candidate of PDP, knows that when Sen. Shettima said he, as VP, would take charge of security whilst Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as President, would focus on the economy, he did not suggest that he would usurp the constitutional functions of the incoming President & C-in-C.

“What he meant was that he would be assigned that role by the President & that he has the inherent experience & knowledge to handle such an assignment with courage & strength due to the vast experience he has gained over the years when facing the challenge of Boko Haram whilst he was Governor of Borno state.

“It amazes me that Gov. Okowa, who is ordinarily a level-headed, cerebral, decent, restrained & well-exposed man & who I have always had respect for, would consider this to be “unconstitutional” or “absurd.” It is perfectly constitutional & legitimate & it is common practice when it comes to our system of Governor.”

Presidency: It’s constitutional – Fani-Kayode replies Okowa on Shettima handling security

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