The House of Representatives yesterday said that it is not contemplating any action such as ‘doctrine of necessity’ on President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been on vacation in London for over a month.
The president left the country since January 19 for a 10-day annual vacation in London and handed power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in acting capacity.
The National Assembly had on February 9, 2010 invoked the ‘Doctrine of necessity’ to empower then vice president, Goodluck Jonathan to act as president following the illness of late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
House of Representatives spokesman, Abdulrazaq Namdas said “We have not got to the stage of invoking any doctrine of necessity. The president left the country about one month ago. Besides, he has handed power to the vice president to act. Again, the constitution is silent about when he should return in such situation.
“So, we’re not thinking about any doctrine of necessity yet. The only time we may talk about any such thing is when it is taking too much time, which no one can even say,” he said.