The Nigerian Senate said on Tuesday ailing President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated the constitution by not returning from medical vacation after 90 days in London.
In a statement by its spokesman in Abuja, Dr. Aliyu Abdullahi, the Upper House warned protesters to desist from heating up the polity.
Some protester under the aegis of “OurMumuDonDo,” had protested Buhari’s prolonged stay in London, asking him to return home or resign.
The Senate said “The President has broken no law and therefore we do not see any justification for this diversion and noise-making.
”The sponsors are merely seeking cheap publicity at the expense of the peace of Nigeria.
”We, in the National Assembly, are satisfied that there is no vacuum. The Federal Government is working.
“Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is providing the required leadership. So, there is no reason for the protests.
”All Nigerians now should focus on praying for the safe return of the President.
‘We in the Senate are happy about the report by the governors and party leaders who recently visited President Buhari in London and we know he will soon return to continue to provide leadership to our people and the rest of Africa.
”We therefore call on the protesters to stop all these demonstrations and let their sense of patriotism overshadow the zeal for activism by joining other Nigerians to pray for the president.
“We should also pray for the acting president and Nigeria as a country at this critical period.’’