Senator Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the President on national assembly matters (senate), has commended the senate for its stance that President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated the law.
Senate had endorsed Buhari’s prolonged stay in the United Kingdom where he has been on medical vacation since May.
Enang described the senate’s position as “patriotic, commendable and constitutional.”
“The senate has always stood right and upright on matters of national interest and whenever there is objection or anything that the senate has objection to, we look at it maturely and we look at it amicably and in this particular situation as in most other situations I commend the senate.
“We thank the senate for the stabilising statement and for the position they have taken because it is the position of the law of the constitution,’’ he said.
The presidential aide also said under the constitution, Buhari was entitled to go on medical vacation.
“The president is entitled to, under the constitution, transmit formal letter to the senate and house of representatives informing them of his vacation and until he returns and transmits another letter, the acting president is still in charge and there is no vacuum in the country.
“So all actions of the government like that of the executive, legislature and the judiciary are going on and nothing is affected adversely by the vacation of Mr President since there is no vacuum in the country,” he added.