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Should President Buhari resign?

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A few months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to London to receive medical care. He was away for a long time and his prolonged absence gave rise to speculation about his health. He was even rumoured to have passed on. It took the concerted efforts of his media aides and some top government officials to debunk the rumour. President Buhari returned to the country not long after the panic was quelled and he resumed in his legal capacity.

Until last Friday when he joined other Muslim faithful to observe Juma’at prayers, inside a mosque located inside the Presidential Villa, Buhari had not been seen in public.  His absence at Federal Executive Council meetings has been a source of worry.

Even though his aides have come out to admit that Buhari is sick, they have refused to tell Nigerians the nature of his illness. Besides, they are doing everything possible to prevent the media and Nigerians from uncovering the nature of the ailment Buhari is suffering from.

Every now and then, they give assurances that he is getting better, but there are no pointers to what they are telling us and want us to believe. If indeed Buhari is getting better, they should stop hiding him or preventing him from attending state functions. He was elected by the masses and we have the right to ask to see our president.

We want to be able to determine if he is still capable of ruling this country. If his health is not good enough, I would advice that he resigns so that a more capable person can lead this country. We cannot afford a sick president at this time in our nation’s history because the consequences will be dire.

Already, some people feel that a cabal has taken over the presidency and it is this same cabal that is hiding Buhari for their own selfish interests. The way things are going now, I pray we do not have a repeat of what happened to the late former President Yar’Adua.

Even though the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has come out to reassure Nigerians, we will not be reassured until we see Buhari. If he decides to resign, he will have more time to attend to his health and source for the best medical care anywhere in the world. Besides, he will be free from the burden of governance.

Taye Salaudeen, 25

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