The so called 90 days limit for which the President can be away is a farce and not constitutional. Those behind this theory are either misguided or mischievous, former Labour Party National Secretary, Dr Kayode Ajulo has said.
He said “As those currently protesting against the President’s absence were doing so ignorantly. The 1999 constitution has no limit as to the period the President could be away.
“I maintain that the President Mohammadu Buhari had done the needful by handing over power to his deputy, vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
“The president can only resign at his discretion or if his cabinet invokes section 144 of the constitution which stipulates that two third members of the Federal executive council j4 site reasons of incapacitation after medical examination by a duly set up medical board.
“The provision of Nigerian constitution identifies permanent incapacitation that may preclude provocation of Section 144 for resignation or termination of office.
“The ongoing protests could be wittingly and unwittingly interpreted broadly as treason as it may be said to be calling for regime change by unconstitutional means.
“My humble self participated in the protest during the days of ailing late president Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua and the current circumstance was very different since the president duly handed over power before leaving.”