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I’ll Work Closely With Datti If Elected President – Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said he will work closely with his running mate, Yusuf Datti, if they get elected in 2023.

Obi said this while fielding a question on whether the office of the vice president and that of the president were the same.

The question was asked by former senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.

Responding, Obi said: “The office of the President and the Vice President is not the same; there is a Commander in Chief. The burden stops at somebody’s desk.

“He can delegate that power to his Vice; that is why, when the president travels, we talk about the transition of power. The Vice President is not Commander-In-Chief.

“In terms of coordination, they should work as a family. As president and Commander-In-Chief, the decision stops on my desk.

“I will be responsible to Nigerians. Datti, my Vice President, will be working very closely with me.

“Even the constitution points out areas where the Vice President will head, it didn’t say that he is the Commander-In-Chief.”

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