The rift between President Muhammad Buhari and his deputy, Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has further deepened as the former is said to have relieved about 35 special assistants working for the vice president.
Among those relieved of their offices are senior special assistants, special assistants, personal assistants, technical assistants, and some of those sacked were employed just four months ago.
The affected aides were said to have been posted out to some line ministries relevant to their designation in October, and that they are expected to be issued with disengagement letters on Wednesday.
The development comes amid speculations of a frosty relationship between the number one and two citizens since the president’s second tenure
Cable newspaper also reported that Buhari’s decision to assent to the bill to amend the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract act from London where he is on a “private visit” fuelled the speculation of their deteriorating relationship.