By Michael Peter, The Sight News
Abuja: A pro-Buhari group, Buhari Friends Organization Network has faulted those calling for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that they are in error as he has not violated any aspect of the Nigerian constitution.
Addressing newsmen on Friday at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the President of the Group, Saint Athanasius Okon maintained that the President’s case is quite different from that of late Musa Yar ‘Adua, because he went through the due process of the law before he left the country.
He said “Yar’Adua did not transmit power to his Vice according to the laid down procedure of the law. But in this case, Buhari did.
“A certain group including the one that was led by our brother Charley Boy are calling for Mr. President’s resignation, or alternatively to return from his health vacation, we say no to that because there is no vacuum in government. Nigerian government is moving steadily. The 2017 budget is being implemented accordingly. Just even two days back now the acting president just gave appointments to permanent secretaries. That goes to tell you that the key sector of government is not in anyway suffering a vacuum”.
He noted that “the President’s medical vacation not withstanding governance is moving. Don’t forget all of us are vulnerable to illness. Anybody can be Ill whether you are old or you are young”.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman, Buhari Support Group States Coordinators Forum, Umar Shuaibu who led the “I Stand With Buhari campaign to the Unity Fountain in Abuja” also called on all well meaning Nigerians to stay focused and support the anti corruption fight of the Buhari administration.
He also insisted that the fact that the President is undergoing medical treatment does not render him incapacitated as the leader of the country, adding that there is an Acting President to whom power was legitimately handed over.
“We know our problem in Nigeria is corruption, so whoever wants to fight corruption in Nigeria must support the Buhari government. So Mr President is doing very well.
“There is a president, there is a vice president which is a joint ticket. So Mr President transmitted power before going for his medical trip and the vice president is capable of handling the government. So we are giving them our maximum support” He stressed.