Nigerian govt replies CAN, says Buhari not threat to democracy

Nigerian govt replies CAN, says Buhari not threat to democracy
January 17 00:09 2018

By Ahmed Idris

The Presidency on Tuesday dismissed reports credited to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that some of actions of President Muhammadu Buhari were threats to the country’s democracy.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Abuja that there are no cases of constitutional violation by the President.

The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to reports of a press conference by General Secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Dr. Musa Asake in which he passed a judgement on the constitutionality of certain actions of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“Unfortunately, he could not cite any valid cases of constitutional violations. President Muhammadu government poses no threat to the country’s democracy and Constitution.

“There are no cases of any violation of our sacred constitution and there will be none under this President. The respected religious leader should stick to his religious duties and leave politics for politicians.”