Barely one year after he was elected into power as the president of the federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari’s health has plummeted.
Mr Buhari departed nigeria on the 6th of June 2016 for medical treatment in London. Information from the President’s Twitter handle @NGRPresident reads ” President Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London from Monday June 6th to rest. During the holiday, the President will see and Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for persistent ear infection”
However, Afro Insider got information from a reliable source that the Nigerian President was Diagnosed of cancer by the London Hospital.
As a result, the medical team has adviced the president to remain in london for a period not less than 6 months to enable them perforn necessary evaluation procedures and subsequently perform surgery to remove the threatening Neoplasm.
The source who submitted this information to Afro Insider on conditions of anonymity confirms that the president will have to spend a period not less than 6 months in hospital for them to be able to perform the said surgery succesfully.
Meanwhile, a powerful cabal from the north of Nigeria have insisted that the president must ignore the Doctors and sign against medical advice and return to the country.
These cabal argued that if the president stays longer abroad that his seat may be taken by someone else. Therefore, they want him to remain in power at all cost not minding his state of health.
The source further indicated that Buhari’s wife even has no say in the matter as it is beyond her jurisdiction to determine.
Instead of the power hungry cabal to think and pray of Mr Buhari’s survival and how to remain alive, they are busy thinking how to remain in power.
This brings to mind the case of late Musa Yar’Adua, former Nigerian President who died about 6 years ago. Many has argued that Yar’Adua knew that he was sick and needed rest, but chose to accept being president when Olusegun Obasanjo foisted it on the then ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Today, Yar’Adua is dead.
The exertions of office is enough to make a healthy person sick, talk more of a sick person.
Yar’Adua might have been alive today and lived with one kidney if he had not accepted to be the president of Nigeria.
During the campaigns last year, Governor Fayose of Ekiti state emphasized the need to avoid voting in a sick old man again, but some people made fun of him.
Today, the country is at the brink of a turmoil because it is faced with a dilemma as to what would happen if the president dies or is sick for a long time.
Would the north or APC accept Osinbajo for six months or more if Buhari is incapacitated?
The country could have avoided this pit-hole if the country had elected young and healthy leader. This is obviously an avoidable dilemma.
Written and Published by Sani Shehu for Afro Insider