The Integrity Youth Alliance, IYA, on Wednesday, said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated any Section of the constitution due to his prolonged medical vacation in London, UK.
The group said this in support of President Buhari in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
It would be recalled that an anti-Buhari group known as “Our Mumu Don Do” had called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, due to his illness.
The National Coordinator, Integrity Youth Alliance, Kelvin Adegbenga said that the support was imperative as President Buhari has not violated any Section of the 1999 Constitution.
Adegbenga said it is unfortunate that some people with questionable characters, people that are not supposed to talk, they are coming to talk on behalf of Nigerian youths.
“We believed that they are all political jobbers and they are not speaking the minds of Nigerian youths, Adegbenga said.
The group called on Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of President Buhari and also to support the fight against corruption.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday condemned protesters who called for President Muhammadu Buhari to either resume his duty immediately or resign, noting that the President’s prolonged stay in the United Kingdom on a medical ground has not violated any constitutional provisions.
“The protesters were only creating 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 vigour,” said the Senate spokesman Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi in a statement.
He said that Buhari had complied with the provisions of the nation’s Constitution, which stipulated that he must hand over to the Vice President and duly inform the two chambers of the legislature about his medical vacation.
“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 Federal Government 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 in the Senate are happy about the report by the Governors and party leaders who recently visited President Buhari in London and we know he will soon return to continue to provide leadership to our people and the rest of Africa’.
Abdullahi, however, urged the protesters to stop further 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.