President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, violated the Coronavirus Health Protection Regulations 2021 Act, which he recently signed into law, .
The President, on Wednesday, signed the new law prescribing a 6-month jail term for persons convicted for disobeying any of the contained Covid-19 guideline.
As provided in the Quarantine Act, Section 34 of the new law states that any offence under the regulation is punishable by a fine, or a term of 6 months imprisonment, or both.
The law also provides for the maintenance of physical distance in gatherings, while all persons in such public places must among other things, wear face masks, wash their hands, and have their temperatures checked before entering such venues.
It also restricted any gathering of more than 50 persons in an enclosed space, “except for religious purposes, in which case the gathering shall not exceed 50 percent capacity of the space”.
However, the President failed to adhere to the protocols, thereby violating the law, during the validation of his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at Sarkin Yara Ward, in Daura, Katsina State, his home town and State, respectively.
Pictures seen by Page 36, showed President Buhari at different times in midst of scores of people, not observing social distancing, and not wearing a face mask, as stipulated by law he signed by himself.
He was also seen with people around him, or having conversations with him very closely.