The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has departed Nigeria to represent the country in Kenya for the inauguration of the new Kenyan President, President Ruto. This was disclosed in a statement released to the Press by Laolu Akande, the Special Assistant to the President of Media and Publicity on Monday. The statement read:

“Prof. Osinbajo departs Abuja tonight and will join other leaders across Africa and beyond for the swearing-in ceremony scheduled to hold in Nairobi with about 20 heads of state expected to grace the ceremony.”

Those on the delegation to the swearing-in ceremony include Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters and Ambassador Zubairu Dada, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

The swearing-in ceremony followed the declaration of the Supreme Court last week which was in favour of Ruto; confirming him as the winner of the August Presidential Election in the country. The event will witness the Passing on of the ceremonial sword, a copy of Kenya’s Constitution and other tools of power among other things. The Vice President is expected back in the country immediately after the programme.

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