The statement of chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari is the source of pandemonium on social media as many Nigerians are very worried about the future.
“The health of the leader is intricately intertwined with the health of the nation. It is more so in a delicately fragile union of nations called Nigeria. I did not see President Buhari at the wedding of his grandson in Kaduna last Saturday. I was sad and I wept.
“When last we met at the wedding of his daughter in Abuja last December, I complained to him that I was not happy about his stressful looks. His reply connoted some allusions to circumstances where an honest man fighting corruption is surrounded mostly by unpatriotic greedy ruling class. He felt painfully frustrated.
“He assured me he would soon be going on vacation. I then knew that corruption has effectively been fighting back. And I prayed for Nigeria. That was why Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and I rushed to meet him in London in February this year when he was sick and could not return as scheduled from his vacation. The rest is history but we must appreciate that his poor health is already taking its toll on the health of Nigeria as a polity.
“There are two challenges facing the country today. The first and the most critical is the health of the President which, unfortunately, is a development beyond his control and for which we did not prepare. The second is the disorder and lack of cohesion between the National Assembly and the Presidency.
“These are two great red-flag dangers that have the potential of plunging the country into unprecedented chaos and of destabilizing the gains of democracy since 1999.
“The greatest danger, however, is for political interests at the corridor of power attempting to feast on the health of the President in a dangerous manner that may aggravate the problems between the executive and the National Assembly without realising if, in the end, it could drag the entire country into avoidable doom.
“As delicately fragile the union of nations making up Nigeria, so delicately fragile the democracy and the rule of laws governing the polity of the union called Nigerian Federation. Certain Nigerian leaders, having been blindfolded by corruption, assume the possibility of using money in manipulating the national security agencies to intimidate, suppress and hold down certain ethnic nationalities or playing one ethnic nationality against the other, with a view to undermining the constitution and perversely upturning the rule of law.
“To avoid the ugly consequences of letting President Buhari’s ailments throw Nigeria into confusion, I am urging all Nigerians to begin to pray for his divine healing and perfect recovery.
“Let me warn today that those who wish to harvest political gains out of the health of the president are mistaken. This is not Nigeria of 1993. We are in a new national and global era of constitutionalism and order. We hope Nigerians have enough patience to learn from history.
“My greatest fear, however, is that the country should not be allowed to slide into anarchy and disorder of a monumental proportion.”
Buhari will become the next statistics. The fifth Nigerian president to die in office. My question is this if Buhari knew he was sick why did he contest the election?
This man must be really wicked
Solomon Souldaddy Dekunle Andrew:
my guy the man had been brainwashed, even at that, knowing his health had deteriorated why not step down? not only that, he was flown outta the country for medical reasons and because his stay was going to affect his office they flew him back (I doubt they flew a healthy living being back to Nigeria) why can’t he make a decision for himself, I don’t think VP has an access to see him one on one, I try to imagine what the wife and kids will be going through because I know they haven’t set their eyes on their beloved father. Some powers that be are playing pranks with his life and family and he has refused to see it….
RED FLAG HAD BEEN RAISED. One thing is obvious, Buhari is the Jesus of our time. He had written his own history broadly with GOLD. The president that sacrifices his LIVE to safe his Father’s land, the country he loves. The Corrupt Northern Elders and their Senators. Collaborators shall live to regret their Art.
The forces of darkness shall not prevail over the President and over Nigeria, Amen. We pray for a quick restoration to good health for him.
What does Chief Akande mean that this is not 1993 – is he envisaging that there will be an annulment of Osinbajo’s succession should Buhari die?
Medicine after death. Didn’t the ruling party know that their flag bearer at the 2015 general elections wasn’t medically fit to govern a country as big as Nigeria? Selfishness and greed. Now the Northern cabal is feasting on the president’s ill-health. I hope we all learn from this mistake once again because we learnt nothing from the late Yar Adua’s short-lived administration which brought about the emergence of GEJ and that crippled our economy.
Nigeria has been sanitized
Akande is not even sincere and lack faith. If he cries for a president who is still alive what does he want the people in the street to now do, become hopeless that the president will ever survive it. Akande has thrown panic to the polity and Nigeria is now in danger. The VP at this this time must be strong and be ready to take the lead in case of the worst case scenario.
To serve nigeria is not by force, resign and let the next in command take over, while we pray for you! SIPMLE!!
Charlatans in Charge:
It is only fools that have not figured out why Nigeria is Cursed and retrogressive since this past 67years (and will remain so) when we keep producing leaders like this man and buhari till the present day.
Why mock God and Man by reducing a sensitive issue that has a simple solution to Prayer?
If the man is sick and this is a normal country run by normal humans – what stops him from temporarily stepping down to take care of his health while his deputy takes over?
Who told you that Buhari, who is an embodiment of corruption and nepotism himself – by virtue of being a coup plotter and a man who reached the position of Army general and Cursed Nigerian president without a single certificate, is the only one who can fight corruption and lead Nigeria to prosperity?
What has he done in his two years in power to suggest he possess such magic wand?
Has buhari uprooted the Civil service which is the engine of corruption and of what use is the useless and deceptive corruption fight when we have the simple solution of devolving power from the fraudulent and corrupt central/fed government to more accountable and manageable regional/local units.
Infact you sycophants can go live in the churches and mosques and continue praying for your incompetent Northern Nigerian president and if all of you die there, let your children and grand children continue but i can assure you that NIgeria will remain cursed and retrogressing. Any day you are ready to face the truth and do the right thing, which is equity and justice for all, you will see progress.
If truly MBuhari is sick, I recommend he attends to his ill health, get the best treatment he can get and by Gods Grace he should resume his job after the treatment. MBuhari I pray God grant you good health. He should handover to VP, maybe with specific instruction on some certain national issues
The only thing we have from His presidency is absolute failure, if we the citizens of Nigeria they claimed to be serving were sick to the stake of death only God intervention and our local doctors attends to us, Buhari as President claiming He’s fighting corruption while billions of dollars are embezzled in all His ministries, can’t He build a world class Medical Facility in the country to serve as a Centre to Treat all their corrupt sickness, I think no matter the status of his health he can be treated in our hospitals (UCH, UBTH, UNTH, LUTH, etc.) not outside the country with huge bills am
President Buhari health is deteriorating and urgent medical vacation is required. But i is amusing is that why is he not going on the medical vacation? Obviously, the president is more interested in occupying the office than giving Nigerians pragmatic leadership. The truth is that Nigeria has not had a good leader.
Hmmmm! Nigeria is a complex nation, the same people that wanted a man dead, because he threw away their ministerial nominees, are still the people showing solidarity and pettiness on the page of newspapers for cover-up. They all knew opportunities await them once their man becomes the next President, no wonder they are remembering the world about the 1993 Abacha versus Abiola saga beforehand.
I don’t blame them at all, but all those self-centered and political opportunists officials surrounded by the old man. They are the cause of all these catastrophes. This includes those blindfolded associates that are advising him to take so, so and so out of circulation by disobeying Court orders if he must enjoys his government. You don’t have to release this person because he might cause troubles for your leadership success, and where are these political jobbers now? I pray he succeed it at the end, for the reasons that if the old should die today, but God forbid! Mass looting will commences, inflation and stagnation will be on the high side, further devaluation will take place and worst still general frustration will further confronted the poor masses, that is just the reality. But, let all of us wait and see how it goes, and we pray he goes well. God is the all Seer and Knower of all hidden secrets.
If the head is sick the whole body system is not spared; we really need to pray for this grandpa for quick recovery of his health, if not, whether directly or indirectly, Nigeria as a whole will be in for it. May God’s healing quickly come upon him, amen.
Buhari will not die now but lives to pay for all his wickedness. Expect he confesses all his atrocities he commited sectrectly so as to clear the mind of millions gullible Nigerians that has been deceived. Tell the righteous man that it shall be well with him. You can only reap what you sow. If you do good, good will follow you and if you do bad, bad will follow you.