The Presidency on Sunday insisted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, Nationwide Government Council, NEC, assembly held on the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa was digital not a bodily one.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu stated nobody can dictate to the president the place to take a seat or maintain conferences.
Recall that APC NEC assembly, which led to the dissolution of the get together’s Nationwide Working Committee, NWC led by fast previous Nationwide Chairman was held on the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Reacting, the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, had lambasted Buhari for utilizing the Federal Government Council (FEC) Chambers and authorities assets to conduct get together affairs.
Nonetheless, Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu stated the assembly was held just about to watch social distancing.
An announcement Shehu signed and despatched to DAILY POST reads: “It’s crucial that we put data 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 resulting from lack of information.
“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 mistaken within the President presenting himself earlier than a digital camera and a TV display in a digital convention at a given location inside 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 concept was to watch social distancing in view of well being considerations. Understanding how small the convention corridor of the get together is, social distancing would solely have been noticed within the breach.”