The Presidency has urged protesters demanding the president’s resignation to do their research well as the president has done nothing wrong.
Spearheaded by Charly Boy, a group of protesters had marched to Aso Rock on Monday, demanding that the president, who has been receiving medical attention in the UK since May 7, either resume office or resign.
However, in his address to State House Correspondents after the protest, Garba Shehu, the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, stressed that the president has not gone against the constitution.
He said Buhari had fulfilled the demands of the law and people are only “looking for things to say”.
“They (protesters) are exercising their rights in line with the constitution of this country. Of what use or value is a democracy in which citizens cannot embark on peaceful protests? So, we respect their right to convene or undertake peaceful protest.”
“On the second issue, whether the president should resign or disclose or whatever, I think they are stepping outside the laws of this country. Anyone conversant with the constitution of this country will have noticed or seen that Mr President has complied 100 per cent with the requirements of the constitution of this country.
“He has handed over power to the vice-president, relying on the constitution and the vice-president is carrying out with the affairs of this country, undertaking activities of government in line with the constitution in a way that the president himself has given words of commendation.
“So, the president has not breached any law. What he has done is perfectly in line with the constitution of this country and people are looking for things to say, I think they should do their research very well.”
In the same vein, Femi Adesina, also a spokesman of Buhari, had said the demands of the protesters were not known to Nigerian laws.
Asked if Buhari would comply with the demands of the group, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, had 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.”