- The federal government has denied the Peoples Democratic Party's claims that President Buhari's 10-day leave was for unconstitutional reasons
- The PDP had said that the 10-day leave was taken by the president in order to leave the stage for illegal and unconstitutional actions by the administration
- Garba Shehu said Nigerians don't believe the opposition party anymore, describing the claims as ridiculous and a hollow narrative to garner cheap sympathy
The Presidency has denied the claims made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari had taken a 10-day leave in order to leave the stage for illegal and unconstitutional actions by the administration.
The claims were denied by the Presidency in a statement issued on Tuesday, August 2 by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
NAIJ.com gathers that Shehu said in the statement that it is exemplary and innovative that the president handed power to his deputy without compulsion.
The statement reads: "Claims by the failing Peoples Democratic Party that President Muhammadu Buhari had taken a 10-day leave in order to leave the stage for illegal and unconstitutional actions by the administration are both ridiculous and a hollow narrative to garner cheap sympathy.
"We welcome objective criticism and take them seriously and humbly, but Nigerians must by now be tired of a party, the stock in trade of which is to cry wolf where there is none, ostensibly to spread negativity and distract the president’s attention from the cleansing operations he has been mandated to carry out.
"The whole country is fighting corruption and the ordinary citizen is happy about all that is happening. The economic parameters have changed for the better, a clear indication that the administration’s political and economic strategies are working but the opposition is not interested.
"If the PDP doesn’t have anything that would help our farmers, women, the common man and the youth, they should just keep quiet.
"In the end, one thing Nigerians should take away from the cacophonous falsehoods from the PDP and the tenants back in their tent is that they all fear one thing, that their old records will be reopened."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari wrote a letter to the Senate seeking a ten-day leave between Monday, January 23 to Monday, February 6 2017.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, January 19, read a letter from the president during the plenary session where Buhari said the vacation would be a working leave.
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