Buhari’s Ill-Health: Why President Won’t Resign – Presidency

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Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has given reasons why President Muhammedu Buhari will not resign, stressing that Buhari acted in line with the constitution by handing over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo before embarking on his medical vacation.

In his response to demands by some Nigerians for the President’s resignation, owing to his prolong medical vacation, Shehu said “they (the protesters) are only exercising their rights in line with the constitution of this country.

Speaking in Abuja, Shehu also reminded protesters that the Acting President has been doing well since he took over the mantle of leadership.

“Of what use or value is a democracy in which citizens cannot embark on peaceful protests? So we respect their right to convene or undertake peaceful protest.

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“On the second issue of whether the president should resign or disclose or whatever, I think they are stepping outside the laws of this country.

“Anyone conversant with the constitution of this country would have noticed or seen that Mr President has complied 100 percent with the requirements of the constitution of this country.

“He has handed over power to the vice president, relying on the constitution.

“The vice president is carrying on with the affairs of this country. He is undertaking activities of government in line with the constitution in a way that the President himself has given words of commendation.

“So, the President has not breached any law. What he has done is perfectly in line with the constitution of this country and people are looking for things to say. I think they should do their research very well.”

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