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Presidency commends Senate on position over Buhari's health

Presidency commends Senate on position over Buhari's health

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang has commended the Senate for its stance that President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated the law.

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

The Senate was reacting to protests by a coalition of civil society organisations demanding that Buhari who is presently receiving medical attention in London, resumes duty or resigns.

The Senate maintained that Buhari had broken no law as he complied with the provisions of the nation’s Constitution which stipulated that he must handover to the Vice President and duly 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.

Enang who was fielding questions from journalists after an interactive session with law students from Akwa Ibom who visited him in his office, described the Senate’s position as commendable and constitutional.

“The stance of the Senate is very patriotic, very commendable and very constitutional.

“We thank the Senate for the stabilising statement and for the position taken because it is the position of the law of the constitution.’’



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