- Serial agitations on the rise
The serial confrontation of President Muhammadu Buhari over his health status has continued to rise.
A non-governmental organization, Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED), has joined the league of advocates putting pressure on President Buhari to address the nation in a live and interactive broadcast to douse the raging tension across the country over the state of his health.
Comrade O’Seun John, Director of Research and Publicity, in a statement, indicated that the request has become expedient in light of various rumours and counter rumours ranging from incapacitation, disorientation and even death.
AIED contended that the cacophony of defenses which more than often have turned out to be false is doing more harm than good to waning goodwill left in the Buhari’s administration.
The group declared, “Today, the fragile fabric of peace and unity of our great country, Nigeria, is on the vestiges of ruin. The continuous non-appearance of President Muhammadu Buhari from sworn duties and the reports of cabal infiltration of the seat of power is not only worrisome but negates the tenets of democratic rule.
“From available reports, our seat of power has once again been infested by garrison of political jobbers and power musketeers who have taken over the affairs of the country in order to purge it of its resources and wealth.
“We condemn in totality the grand disregard of Nigerians and mockery of our collective intelligence by aides of the President who have turned matter of national importance into a comic show of who can lie the most.
“In light of this, we are hereby calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation in a live and interactive broadcast on the state of his health without further delay.”
Another group of actors in civil society who include Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, Femi Falana, Debo Adeniran, Dr. Chris Kwaja, Y. Z. Ya’u, Chom Bagu, Olanrewaju Suraju, Ezenwa Nwagwu, Anwal Musa Rafsanjani, David Ugolor, ‘Sina Odugbemi, Muhammed Attah and Adetokunbo Mumuni, had in a statement on Monday decried the inconsistencies in the statements made by the media managers of the President.
They conclusively advised the President to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without any further delay.