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President Buhari's latest letter to the National Assembly

The choice of words employed by President Muhammadu Buhari in his latest letter to the National Assembly has elicited controversy.

Mr. Buhari had, through the letter read in both Chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday, invoked Section 145(1) of the Constitution to notify the lawmakers of his medical trip to the United Kingdom. It was the fourth time such letter would be sent to the National since his inauguration in May 2015.

“While I am way, the Vice-president will coordinate the affairs of government…” Mr. Buhari wrote, taking a departure from the wording of his previous letters on same subject where he said the vice president would “…perform duties of my office,” while he was away.

A senator who argued that the wording in the latest letter was inappropriate was overruled by his colleagues and Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday.

CHECK the 3 letters President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly;


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