11 August 2017

Nigeria: Presidency Hails Senate's Position On Buhari

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The protesters, a coalition of civil society groups, marched to the Villa on Monday, demanding that the President either resumes or resigns.

The Presidency has lauded the Senate position on the continued stay of President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom for medical attention.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, described as patriotic and constitutional, the Senate's stance that Buhari violated no law.

The Senate had on Tuesday, in a reaction to protests by a coalition of civil society groups demanding Buhari's resignation, said the president had complied with the constitution by handing over to the vice president and duly informing the National Assembly about his medical vacation.

Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday after an interactive session with law students from Akwa Ibom State, Enang said: "The stance of the senate is very patriotic; very commendable and very constitutional.

"The Senate has always stood right and upright on matters of national interest and whenever there is objection or anything that the Senate has objection to we look at it maturely and we look at it amicably and in this particular situation as in most other situations, I commend the senate. We thank the senate for the stabilising statement and for the position they have taken because it is the position of the law of the constitution."

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