Presidency commends Senate’s stance on President Buhari’s absence in the country

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters -Senate, Ita Enang, has commended the Senate for its stance that the president has not violated the law by staying off duty for months.

The Senate said this on Thursday, in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi.

The Senate was reacting to protests by a coalition of civil society organisations demanding that President Buhari resumes duty or resigns.

It maintained that Buhari had broken no law as he complied with the provisions of the Constitution requiring that he hands over to the vice president and inform the two chambers of the legislature about his medical vacation.

According to Enang, the National Assembly is satisfied that the president’s absence left no vacuum, and therefore cautioned protesters against creating unnecessary tension in the country.



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