- The presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari can govern from anywhere in the world
- Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu, said the former could exercise authority as president while in the UK, as his visit would last only 10 days
- The president left for the UK on Thursday, April 25 and it has not yet been confirmed if he informed the National Assembly about the trip
Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to the United Kingdom, the presidency has stated that the president can govern the country from anywhere in the world.
The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday, April 27, said Buhari did not need to inform the National Assembly, so long as his absence was for a short period, Pulse reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Shehu said the president could exercise authority as the nation’s leader while in the UK, as his visit would last only 10 days and was not up to 21 days.
Shehu quoted Section 145 (1)(2) of the 1999 Constitution to defend Buhari, saying: “This is a relatively short absence. If you check Section 145 (1) and (2) of the constitution, you will see that the law is only infringed upon when such absence extends to 21 days.”
President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria for the United Kingdom on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
As at Saturday, however, it hadn’t still been confirmed if he informed the National Assembly about his trip.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemned President Muhamamdu Buhari’s private trip to the UK, saying it was a wrong move at a time the country was having security issues.
The chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, gave this criticism during a press conference on Friday, April 26.
Secondus also claimed the presidency was arm-twisting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against Atiku Abubakar, to prevent him from reclaiming his stolen mandate.
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