Following a claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that Buhari did not write to the National Assembly, to inform them of his trip to the United Kingdom ,Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says his principal can perform his duty from anywhere in the world
Shehu who was responding to the PDP’s Deputy National Chairman, Yemi Akinwunmi’s quip on a popular breakfast TV program says
“The President didn’t make a mistake by taking off without writing a letter to the National Assembly. The Constitution says 21 days is the back off point. That is where infringement is caused.
“But as it is now, there is no Constitutional or legal infraction that has happened. So 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?
“Do you think you will have your job waiting for you the next day? These are matters of common sense,”
Akinwunmi had said the President should have notified the National assembly as well as hand over to vice-president Yemi Osinbanjo before embarking on his ten day trip to the UK.