Pres­i­dency hails Se­nate’s po­si­tion on Buhari

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

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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