From The Day Yar’Adua Was Sick Till The Day He Died, Jonathan Did Not Set His Eyes On Him – Akunna
Chuks Akunna, a public affairs analyst, has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan was never allowed to visit the late President Umar Yar’Adua during his illness until his passing.
Akunna made this claim during an interview in a video (50:05) on AIT News while discussing the ongoing dispute between the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
He suggested that the Constitution should be amended to clarify the roles and powers of deputy governors.
Akunna explained, “Jonathan was unaware of President Yar’Adua’s travels and was not informed about them. From the moment Yar’Adua fell ill until his death, Jonathan did not have the opportunity to see him.
We are discussing a vice president here, not even a deputy governor. Therefore, it’s necessary to amend our constitution to define the roles of these officials.
Currently, deputy governors are often at the mercy of the governors, and in many states, even the Secretary to the State Government wields more power than the deputy governor, which is the reality.”