The PDP calls on President Buhari to step aside to save the nation the embarrassment of working from home
The party says it is a gross abuse of office for the president to continuously absent himself from office
The PDP demands that Buhari’s health condition be made public so that Nigerians can evaluate
The People Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu to resign honourably if his health can no longer carry him.
The party called on Buhari to heed his advice to the late former president, Musa Yar’Adua and step aside to save the nation the embarrassment of working from home.
The Akwa Ibom state publicity secretary of party, Mr Ini Ememobong, who made the call on Tuesday, May 2, said it was a gross abuse of office for the president to continuously absent himself from office, Sun reports.
The PDP chieftain requested for the setting up of a medical council to examine and report the true state of Buhari’s health to the nation so that informed comments and decisions could be made about his occupation of the seat of power.
“If the framers of the constitution wanted the president to work from home, they could have said so. That is why there is delineation between the office and the home. One of the conditions expected of somebody running for the Office of the President is being physically and mentally sound.
“So if the president is unfit to attend two Federal Executive Council meetings, how is the country running? He was unfit to attend a critical event like May Day celebration where the entire workers expected him to address them on issues bordering on their welfare, it is something that is disturbing.
“So PDP, as a party, has a great respect for the president and his office. We do not intend to pay them back in the same coin that they paid us. But because karma is involved and whatever a man sows, he shall reap, we are only asking the president to take the advice he gave to the Federal Executive Council over Yar’Adua. He knows what the position is. He should take his advice as he advised the Federal Executive Council to determine the health of Umar Yar’Adua. We are not saying anything new. We are only saying: prophet, heal thyself,” the party said.
The PDP called Nigerians to remind Buhari of his advice to Yar’Adua, adding that the president should either resign honourably if his health can no longer carry him or he tells Nigerians the true position of his health so that they can evaluate.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek further treatment, if that would restore his sound health and help to pilot the country’s affairs.
We learnt that CAN president, Rev. Samson Olasupo, gave the advice through a communique issued on Tuesday, May 2, by his special assistant on media, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, at the just concluded 104th annual session of the Nigeria Baptist Convention held in Abuja.
The Christian body wondered why the health status of the president would be shrouded in secrecy, especially with the lack of openness in telling Nigerians that he went for medical attention.