- The APC has declared that no protests were held against President Muhammadu Buhari in London as reported on social media
- The party's United Kingdom chapter made the clarification to dispute claims by some persons that a protest was held
- The UK chapter of the ruling party also provided evidence that the photos shared were from previous street processions
The All Progressives Congress, United Kingdom chapter, has described as fake news a social media report that some Nigerians have stormed the Nigerian House in London in protest against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The UK chapter of the ruling party was reacting to photos shared by a Twitter user claiming a protest was held in London by Nigerians against the president.
The party also stated that the photos shared were from earlier street processions by Nigerians in the United Kingdom.
Some news websites had also gone ahead to publish that the protests were recent, prompting the APC UK chapter to also dismiss them.
Meanwhile, the presidency has declared that it is unnecessary for President Buhari to transmit power to the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, before his latest medical trip to London.
The stance of the presidency on the issue was made known when Buhari's media aide, Garba Shehu appeared on a Channels Television programme on Tuesday, March 30.
The presidential media aide said Buhari has not contravened the laws of the land by not transmitting power to Professor Osinbajo while away from the country for a number of days.
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He noted that it is only somewhat different this time because the president did not make any such travel in 2020 obviously because of the COVID-19 lockdown.
On his part, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the statement by the presidency that it is not necessary for Buhari to hadover to Osinbajo.
The issue had become a trending topic on social media with Nigerians arguing over the president's action.
Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna senatorial district, joined in the debate, sharing his thoughts on social media.
He wrote on Twitter:
“The invention of Zoom and Skype makes transmission of power obsolete; true or false?”