No plans for Buhari to resign from office, says Presidency

The Presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign from office in spite of reports suggesting his failing health state.

Buhari had been in the United Kingdom since May 7th on his follow up appointments with his doctors.

Appraising the various issues generated by his continued absence from the country, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, said that the President has not breached any law of the country.

In a chat with State House Correspondent on Monday, Shehu was reacting to calls for the President to resume office or resign.

He said “They are exercising their rights in line with the constitution of this country 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.

“On the second issue 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 will 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 and the Vice President is carrying out 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 bridged 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.” he stated.

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