The Presidency on Sunday stated Nigerians cannot dictate to President Muhammadu Buhari the place to carry his conferences.
Recall that the just lately held All Progressives Congress (APC) Nationwide Government Council (NEC) was held on the Presidential Villa.
This led to condemnation by some Nigerians and the principle opposition get together, the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP).
In line with the PDP, Buhari was flawed for utilizing the Federal Government Council (FEC) Chambers and authorities sources to conduct get together conferences.
In an announcement on Sunday, Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu stated the assembly was held nearly to look at social distancing.
He stated: “It’s crucial that we put information of their appropriate perspective regarding the latest assembly held by the Nationwide Government Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which has, sadly, drawn criticism on account of lack of knowledge.
“The cussed opinion held by the critics of the administration is that President Muhammadu Buhari had known as a political assembly within the “hallowed” chamber of the Federal Government Council, as if there’s a regulation that claims the President is barred from holding conferences in sure sections of the huge Presidential Villa.
“Because the President lives within the Villa, nobody can, legally talking, select or dictate to him the place he can sit to carry conferences. So, what’s flawed within the President presenting himself earlier than a digital camera and a TV display in a digital convention at a given location throughout the Villa?
“Only for the sake of the argument, this assembly, we are saying emphatically, was not convened on the Council Chamber. It was digital, not a bodily assembly.
“Why was it a digital assembly? The thought was to look at social distancing in view of well being issues. Realizing how small the convention corridor of the get together is, social distancing would solely have been noticed within the breach.”