From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
Northern socio-cultural organisation, Arewa Conservative Forum (ACF), has said that no pressure from any quarters would make President Muhammadu Buhari resign on account of his ill-health.
In a statement issued yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, the forum stressed that those calling for the president’s resignation were not conversant with the provisions of the Nigerian constitution.
It stated that the president had met the constitutional requirement by transmitting a letter to the National Assembly seeking transfer of power to the Vice President as Acting President. “President Buhari has done what is constitutionally required of him to do by his letter to the leadership of the National Assembly. The Vice President is now Acting President, performing the duties of Mr. President. In other countries, when their presidents fall sick or become incapacitated while in office, the citizens encourage him through prayers and good wishes, rather than intimidation or calling for his resignation,” the statement added.
“The call by Aisha Yusuf, Co-convener of BBOG, for President Buhari to resign is therefore unnecessary, misplaced and not in tune with the provisions of the 1999 constitution,” ACF declared. (The Sun)