A contestant of the ruling All Progressive’s Congress in the last gubernatorial Primaries in Ondo state and a legal practitioner, Dr. Tunji Abayomi has vehemently condemned the address of the President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians yesterday, August 21.
President Buhari spoke on a Live Broadcast yesterday for the first time after his over 100 days medical follow-up to London.
The Lagos-based lawyer described the speech as unconstitutional that was hastily done as he had not yet assumed office before he addressed Nigerians.
He made this affirmation at the Sunrise Daily Programme, Channel TV this morning.
“The speech of the President could be tactically right but it’s an unconstitutional error.”
Notably, the President Buhari wrote a letter to the National Assembly to inform them of his resumption to duties some hours after the morning’s address.
“He ought to have written the National Assembly before discharging any duty of addressing Nigerians”, Tunji Abayomi added.
On the content embedded the President’s speech, the lawyer and pro-democratic activist, Tunji Abayomi buttressed on what Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education described as “a missed opportunity”. He expressed that President Buhari was not ‘emotional’ having left the country for over 100 days, mentioning that he was supposed to explain his reasons for that long absence and appeal to Nigerians.