The Senate has reacted to the calls for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, following his absence in the country for 90 days.
The senate, who made this known in a statement released by its spokesperson, Aliyu Abdullahi, said the president has not violated any law through his absence in the country for 90 days.
The upper chamber said this while reacting to protests by groups, demanding the President’s resignation.
It said the protesters were creating unnecessary tension in the country.
It said Buhari had handed over to the vice president and informed the two chambers of the legislature about his medical vacation.
“The president has broken no law and therefore we do not see any justification for this diversion and noise-making. The sponsors are merely seeking cheap publicity at the expense of the peace of Nigeria,” he said.
“We, in the National Assembly, are satisfied that there is no vacuum. The Federal Government is working. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is providing the required leadership. So, there is no reason for the protests.
“All Nigerians now should focus on praying for the safe return of the President.
“We in the senate are happy about the report by the governors and party leaders, who recently visited President Buhari in London and we know he will soon return to continue to provide leadership to our people and the rest of Africa.
“We therefore call on the protesters to stop all these demonstrations and let their sense of patriotism overshadow the zeal for activism by joining other Nigerians to pray for the president.
“We should also pray for the acting president and Nigeria as a country at this critical period,” he said.