PDP Attacks Buhari For Working From Home
President Muhammdu Buhari’s decision to perform his official roles from home has attracted criticism from some quarters.
Top on the list is the opposition People's Democratic Party.
Buhari was absent from a meeting of the Federal Executive Council inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the meeting.
Buhari did not also attend the FEC meeting last week, with the Presidency attributing his absence to the Easter holiday.
Briefing cabinet members at the start of the FEC, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said Buhari was working from home.
He did not tell the cabinet why the President made the decision, but since the President returned from the UK where he received medical attention, he rarely appears at official gatherings.
After the decision was announced at the cabinet meeting and became publicised, the PDP condemned the development, urging the Presidency to reveal Buhari’s health status.
Spokesman for the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said it was obvious that the Minister of Information did not know what to tell Nigerians following the third consecutive absence of the President from the weekly FEC meeting.