7 Aug 2017

Buhari Can't Resign, It's Not Known to Our Laws - Femi Adesina Tells Anti-Buhari Protesters in Abuja

President Muhamamdu Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, has replied to the the activists staging a protest in Abuja, saying that their demands are not known.
Femi Adesina and his boss, Buhari

While speaking when he appeared on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television, on Sunday, the presidential special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that the demands of the civil society groups who are staging a protest in Abuja for President Buhari's resignation, are not known to the laws of Nigeria.

Recall that President Buhari has been receiving medical attention in the United Kingdom since May 7, and today marked exactly 90 days since he left the country and his long absence has fuelled speculations about his health.

TORI News also reported earlier today that legendary Nigerian singer and social crusader, Charles Oputa a.k.a Charly Boy, and the convener of Concerned Nigerians, Adeyanju Deji, this Monday morning, staged a massive peace protest tagged, "Our Mumu Don Do", in the federal capital Abuja.

The activists who said that the president has so far, surpassed 90-days on medical vacation in London, and are calling on him to return and resume his duties or resign and stop spending tax payers money while paying for his medical bills.

While replying to the various protesters calling for Buhari's return or resignation, Adesina said the president would only return after his doctors certify him fit.

When asked if Buhari would comply with the demands of the group, he said: “Well, the president would always do what is legal and constitutional. What they are asking for is not known to our laws.

“The president will stand by our laws at all times. He will uphold the laws, he will protect them.”

Adesina added that he could not state the period when the president would return but said it is in the public domain that Buhari is recuperating very fast.

The civil society groups have however promised to continue their protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja until the president either returns or resigns.

“Today is the 90th day since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country on a medical tourism in London,” they had said in a statement.

“We are writing to inform the general public, local and international media, civil society groups that Mr Charles Oputa, AKA Charlie Boy and other prominent Nigerians will be leading the Monday daily sit-out at the Unity Fountain by 10am.

“The flag-off of the daily sit-out will commence with a procession from the Unity Fountain to Aso Rock by 9am prompt.

“The London leg of the protest which is scheduled to hold at the Abuja House, London by 11am (UK time) will be led by Comrade Chidi Cali, Barrister Bob and several others.

“Other prominent Nigerians that have indicated interest in gracing the daily sit-out in demanding for President Muhammadu Buhari’s return or resignation from office are Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke and many others.”

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