President Muhammadu Buhari landed in his hometown, Daura in Kastina State, around 6:00pm on Friday. This is amidst controversies generated by the summon issued him by the senate. The Attorney General of the Federal (AGF) had reacted to the summon by arguing that the senate does not have the constitutional right to summon the president. In a swift response to the comments of the AGF, the senate insisted that their action is backed by the constitution.
Onitsha GRA learned that the president who flew in a helicopter is expected to spend seven days in Daura. While he is away, the vice president, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo will preside over the affairs of the presidency and Nigeria. As such, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo will preside over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting which holds every Wednesday. That notwithstanding, the president will participate virtually in the meeting. Other activities of the president during his seven day visit to Daura are undisclosed. One of his spokespersons in the person of Garba Shehu described them as “private visits”.
It will be recalled that the last time the president embarked on such a visit was in December last year.