JUST IN: Osinbajo departs Abuja to represent Buhari at Kenya presidential inauguration

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Abuja for Nairobi, to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the Kenyan presidential inauguration.

According to a statement signed at on Monday, September 12, 2022, by the Senior Special Assistant to Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande said; Prof. Osinbajo departs Abuja “tonight and will join other leaders across Africa and beyond for the swearing-in ceremony scheduled to hold in Nairobi.”

The statement is titled ‘Osinbajo to represent President Buhari tomorrow at Kenya’s Presidential inauguration.’

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During the event which will be attended by at least 20 Heads of State, outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta will hand over the instruments of power including a ceremonial sword and a copy of Kenya’s Constitution to the new president.

However, his electoral victory was challenged by the candidate of the Azimio la Umoja, Rails Odinga who was contesting the Presidency for the fifth time.

The Kenyan supreme court had, however, ruled in favour of Ruta last week, affirming his victory nearly a month after being declared winner.

Nigeria and Kenya share warm and long-standing diplomatic relations underpinned by strong economic cooperation and cultural affinities.

Osinbajo is accompanied on the trip by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, and the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu.

He is expected back in Abuja later on Tuesday.

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