In defense of his boss and in response to the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) argument that President Buhari did not write to inform the National Assembly of his trip to the United Kingdom, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has averred that the President can perform his duty from anywhere in the world.
Shehu had in his response to the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Yemi Akinwunmi, maintained that the President was not wrong to have travelled out without informing the National Assembly, adding that there would only be a cause for alarm if he (President) exceeds the constitution’s 21-day limit.
He further explained that no constitutional or legal infraction has occurred and stressed that the President is doing his work from wherever he is. “Yes, it is right that the President can operate anywhere he is. If you are a Permanent Secretary and the President calls you from Abidjan and says you go and repair that road, are you going to tell him that Mr. President you are not a Nigerian in Abidjan, you are not going to do the work?
However, Akinwunmi who spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today, was of the opinion that the President ought to have notified the National Assembly of his 10-day trip to the UK, and transferred power to Yemi Osinbajo, his Vice.
“Do you think you will have your job waiting for you the next day? These are matters of common sense,” he stated.