Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Senate: 'Buhari has violated no law, leave him alone'

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with a delegation of Nigerian governors in Abuja House, London

"The President has broken no law and therefore we do not see any justification for this diversion and noise making," the Senate said.

The Nigerian Senate has cautioned protesters seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation to desist from doing so.

Senate spokesman, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said this in a statement made available to Pulse on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Sabi warned individuals operating under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo, and demanding for the resignation of President Buhari over his medical vacation in the United Kingdom to stop heating up the polity with their unreasonable demands.


The Senate said the protesters were only creating ‘unnecessary tension’ in the country and seeking to divert the attention of the Presidency from the economic and security issues.

The Senate noted that President Buhari had complied with the provisions of the Constitution, which stipulated that he must handover to the Vice President and duly inform the two chambers of the legislature about his medical vacation.

"The President has broken no law and therefore we do not see any justification for this diversion and noise making. The sponsors are merely seeking cheap publicity at the expense of the peace of Nigeria. We, in the National Assembly, are satisfied that there is no vacuum,” Sabi said.

“The Federal Government is working. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is providing the required leadership. So, there is no reason for the protests.


"All Nigerians now should focus on praying for the safe return of the President. We in the Senate are happy about the report by the Governors and party leaders who recently visited President Buhari in London and we know he will soon return to continue to provide leadership to our people and the rest of Africa.

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"We therefore call on the protesters to stop all these demonstrations and let their sense of patriotism overshadow the zeal for activism by joining other Nigerians to pray for the President, the acting President and Nigeria as a country at this critical period", he added.

Meanwhile, protesters demanding for Presidnet Buhari's resignation were teargassed by the Police in Abuja on Tuesday.

from pulse.ng - Nigeria's entertainment & lifestyle platform online

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