“Your demands are unreasonable, leave Buhari alone” – Senate tells CharlyBoy and his fellow protesters
The Senate Wednesday took a swipe at a group of protesters who stormed the nation’s Capital, Abuja, demanding for the immediate return of President Buhari to the country, saying that such persons should leave Buhari alone as he has not violated any law of the.
According to the Senate, the demands by the protesters were unreasonable, saying that they were only creating what it termed, unnecessary tension in the country and seeking to divert the attention of the Presidency from the economic and security issues which are being tackled with vigor.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate particularly warned the sponsors and participants in the protests by a coalition of civil society organizations, operating under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo, and demanding for the resignation of President Buhari over his medical vacation in the United Kingdom to stop heating up the polity.
According to the Senate, President Buhari had complied with the provisions of the nation’s ground norm, the Constitution, which stipulated that he must handover to the Vice President and duly inform the two chambers of the legislature about his medical vacation.
Senator Abdullahi said, “The President has broken no law and therefore we do not see any justification for this diversion and noise making. The sponsors are merely seeking cheap publicity at the expense of the peace of Nigeria.
We, in the National Assembly, are satisfied that there is no vacuum. The FG is working. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is providing the required leadership. So, there is no reason for the protests.
All Nigerians now should focus on praying for the safe return of the President. We therefore call on the protesters to stop all these demonstrations and let their sense of patriotism overshadow the zeal for activism by joining other Nigerians to pray for the President, the acting President and Nigeria as a country at this critical period.”