Osinbajo goes to Zimbabwe on Buhari’s order—
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, was sent to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the State Funeral of the former President, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, on Saturday.
His spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Friday said Osinbajo would be joining other African leaders and Heads of State expected at the occasion scheduled for the country’s National Stadium in Harare.
Heads of State expected to attend the funeral include President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
“The Vice President, who would be accompanied on the trip by senior government officials, left for zimbabwe this afternoon and is expected back in Nigeria later on Saturday”, the spokesman added.
Mugabe, who was Zimbabwean Prime Minister and later President for 37 years altogether, up until 2017, died last week at the age of 95 in a Singaporean Hospital.