Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa believes it is ludicrous for a vice president to be in charge of the country’s security.
Okowa, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice-presidential candidate, was responding to a remark made by Kashim Shettima, the All Progressives Congress (APC) vice-presidential candidate (APC).
Speaking at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) convention last week in Lagos, Shettima stated that if elected in the 2023 elections, he will focus on reducing insecurity, while APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu will focus on restoring the economy.
Reacting to the comment in a video published by Daily Trust on Wednesday, Okowa said a vice-president cannot take over the constitutional responsibility of the president.
“I don’t want to talk about their policies. If the vice-president will take charge of security, is he (the president) not going to preside over the security council at the federal level? I don’t understand that. Because there is a commander-in-chief. Is there a reversal in position?” he asked.
“He can offer advice. But I’ll find it absurd that he speaks about: ‘I’ll take charge of it’. Possibly they have agreed that he’s to be the commander-in-chief.”
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