Senate’s position on Buhari’s absence commendable, patriotic – Presidency

The Presidency has described the senate’s position on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari as patriotic.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang said the Senate stance on the matter was commendable.

The Senate had on Tuesday said those protesting and demanding the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari were noisemakers.

While speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday after an interactive session with law students from Akwa Ibom, Enang said, “The stance of the senate is very patriotic; very commendable and very constitutional.

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“The Senate has always stood right and upright on matters of national interest and whenever there is objection or anything that the Senate has objection to we look at it maturely and we look at it amicably.

“In this particular situation as in most other situations, I commend the Senate. We thank the Senate for the stabilizing statement and for the position they have taken because it is the position of the law of the constitution.

“The president is entitled to, under the constitution, transmits a formal letter to the Senate and House of Representatives informing them of his vacation and until he returns and transmits another letter the acting president is still the acting president and there is no vacuum in the country.

“So, all actions of the government like that of the executive, legislature and the judiciary are going on and nothing is affected adversely by the vacation of Mr President since there is no vacuum in the country.”

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