Tuesday, 8 August 2017

''Resume or Resign'' Protesters Ask Buhari, They are ignorant of the law-Presidency

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Some protesters yesterday gathered in the Abuja with various placards asking Buhari to either resume or resign.The converner of the group Mr. Deji Adeyanju said on channels politics today monitored by urban express news online correspondent that the group mainly of youths demands immediate return of president Muhammadu Buhari after staying out of his responsibility for over ninty three days.


‘’There are lot of activities going on slowly in the country, people say we have acting president but there is nothing to show that we truly have him on ground; truth be told, Nigerians actually voted for President Buhari in conjunction with his vice, he has many things that he told Nigerians in terms of  his manifestoes. now, saying someone else should take responsibility even though constitutional and not wanting to relinquish power after many days of absense  has many implication that is beyond ordinary Nigerians. was he not the one that ask yar'adua to resign after it was discovered that the former presidents ailment is taking much of time back in saudi-Araiba then? ‘’when you hear reports online, its either the president is condoling with someone or government and other things from faraway in  united kingdom, how come he decide to stay put in the uk, leaving out his responsibility here’’ enough is enough, ‘’our mumu don do’’ he said.
But the Presidential Personal Assistant, lauretta Onochie refuted all, ''saying it was only natural for any human being  to fall sick’ he president Muhammadu Buhari has done what is require of him constitutionally before leaving for united kingdom, the president has not done anything contrary to the constitution of the land and those calling for his resignation are just ignorant of the law. Only the president has the priorgative to disclose his ailment and nobody else, even the constitution they all swore to uphold at all times did not compel the president to do so’’
meanwhile, President Buhari has been in London for almost three months where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
The ranks of the protesters swelled by members of civil rights activists who defied the morning rain when they marched on the National Assembly from the Unity Fountain by Shehu Shagari Way.
There was a heavy presence of policemen who mounted horses and other security personnel at the protest to ensure it did not turn violent.
The protesters, who tagged themselves  ‘Union of All Angry, Vexed and Frustrated Nigerians’, distributed fliers and carried a huge banner with ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ conspicuously written on it.
Some of the fliers urged the members of National Assembly to trigger Section 144
that will lead to the impeachment of the president on medical ground.
They said they wanted to take back Nigeria so that the country can work again.
The group urged Buhari to either resume or tender his resignation, saying he can not continue to remain in London indefinitely.
They raged that acting President Yemi Osinbajo was not fully in charge of the country.
Deji Adeyanju at the protest with many supporting  youths, who were demanding accountability and transparency from their leaders.He vowed that they would resume today with their protests, adding that the coalition would picket the State House until Buhari returns or resigns.
“Our Mumu don do. Things must not continue like this. This country must not be perpetually left in auto- mode. We will resume here tomorrow (today) and will march on the Presidential Villa until we see the president,” he flared up.
However, the presidency described the protest as unnecessary, noting that there is no vacuum in government.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said whereas the protesters reserved the right to embark on peaceful protests, they erred by making such demands because the president had already complied with constitutional requirement by transmitting power to his deputy.
According to him, in view of power transfer, governance activities are running unhindered, pointing out that such calls violate the constitution and hence, should be ignored. He insisted that the government would not be distracted by the group’s action.
“I wish to respond to media enquiries following demonstration by a few citizens this morning in Abuja. The demonstration is in the exercise of their freedom under the constitution, which guarantees their right to embark on peaceful protests.
So long as they remain peaceful, we have no problem with them. What is democracy if citizens can’t peacefully demonstrate? On the second preturn, or resignation or certain explanations, I would say that they have over stepped their bounds.
“The president has complied 100 percent with the constitution by handing over power to the vice-president before proceeding on his vacation. He has not breached any law or the constitution by staying away from office to take care of his health.

“Equally, there is nothing like a power vacuum in the country given the competence and general harmony with which the whole government is running. Any such calls as being made by this or any other group represent an irrational assault on the constitution and should be ignored by well-meaning members of the public.

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