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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Buhari can stay beyond 90 days abroad, Charly Boy, others are getting it wrong. -Dr Ajulo

Buhari's Health: Charly Boy, others are getting it wrong.
     - Dr. Ajulo
A constitutional lawyer Dr. Kayode Olukayode Ajulo says the so called 90 days limit for which the President can be away is a farce and not constitutional.
Speaking with FRCN Politics Editor Victorson Agbenson in Abuja, Dr Ajulo said those currently protesting against the President's absence were doing so ignorantly.
He said the 1999 constitution has
no limit as to the period the President could be away.
Dr. Ajulo maintained that the President Mohammadu Buhari had done the needful by handing over power to his deputy, vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
He explained that the president can only resign at his discretion or if his cabinet invokes section 144 of the constitution which stipulates that  two third members of the Federal executive council could site reasons of incapacitation after medical examination by a duly set up medical board.
Affirming his statement in a phone interview with Acting President of NUJEurope, Prince Lashley Oladigbolu in London Dr Ajulo stressed that the provision of Nigerian constitution identifies permanent incapacitation that may preclude provocation of Section 144 for resignation or termination of office.
Dr. Ajulo said the ongoing protests could be interpreted broadly as treason as it may be said to be calling for regime change by unconstitutional means.
Dr. Ajulo who participated in the protest during the days of ailing late president Umaru Musa Yar' Adua said the current circumstance was very different since the president duly handed over power before leaving.
By Victors on Agbenson, Abuja

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