The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, have read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter, confirming that he would stay away on a medical vacation indefinitely.
It can be recalled that the Nigeria leader traveled to London yesterday to see his doctors for another round of tests after spending more than two months away last time.
The letter dated 5th May, 2017 which was read by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki explained that his medical trip duration will depend on his medical advice from his doctors.
However, Senator Mao Ohabunwa (PDP, Abia North) drew the attention of the Senate, raising through order 43, stating that there was no provision of coordinating anything on behalf of Mr. President.
He was shot down by Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe North), who urged that he should be ruled out of order, noting that Mr President has done what was in tandem with the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“Mr. Senate President, I don’t think we need to waste our time on this motion, the Constitution is very clear on issues like, I therefore called that my colleagues be ruled out of order,” Ahmed said.
In his ruling, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki ruled him out of order, saying the letter from Mr. President was in line with the Constitution.
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