Vacation: Declare your State of Health now, Rights group tells Buhari

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  • Wants Buhari to apologize for undemocratic utterances on Nigerians

A human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has requested from the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces, General Muhamamdu Buhari(rtd)  to declare his present state of health as stipulated by the rules and regulations guiding the democratic Nigeria presently and the President should be  ready to comply with the Chapter (VI),Part 1 of section 144 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , saying that  the emergency vacation being taken by the Mr. President was a great testimony that General Buhari was hidden his state of health from Nigeria Public.

The rights group also urged General Buhari to tender unreserved apology to the good people of the country at home and abroad for his recent unguided utterances and attacks leveled against the Nigeria citizens, which has caused great stigma for the people of the country before the international community, noticing that the President since assumption of office had been shown hatred to the people of the nation that voted for him enmass during the 2015 Presidential election.

It however recalled that President Buhari till this present moment failed to attach his School Certificate Examination result to the Form CF001 as being requested by the Section 131(1d) of the 1999 Constitution as amended while filling his INEC nomination form to contest for  the office of Presidential which the development  has set a bad precedent in the nation’s electoral process and the citizens  of the Country did not complain over President Buhari’s ineptitude to contest the last Presidential election in 2015,wich the development had also caused  the great embarrassment for the country in the committee of nations of the world, adding that Buhari later presented forged School Certificate Examination result which was contrary to the section 137 of the amended 1999 Constitution and 2010 Electoral Act as amended during the build up to 2015 Presidential election.

It added that general Buhari wasted the precious time of the country in selection of Ministerial nominees into his cabinet while presenting the same old names in the Nigeria politics to  the Upper Chamber of the National Asembly, which many of them are men of questionable characters. What a mess?

While reacting to this development through a statement issued and signed by CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman which a copy was made available to newsmen in Lagos yesterday, maintained that it was totally wrong for Mr. President to just go on a week vacation for his health related problem in foreign land without informing the public about the nature of his health as Nigeria public ought to know the health status of their President.

Comrade Sulaiman disclosed that all the negative comments recently credited to Mr. President on Nigerians was strongly condemned and totally rejected from somebody that called himself the leader and symbol of the country before the people of the world, noting that this development had shown that Mr. President might be disturbed by the mouth diarrhoea which made him to take a week vacation in order to give him the opportunity to treat the illness in question in the oversea hospitals.

CHRSJ boss explained that it was unfair for the nation’s President toutter such a gullible statement, which means he was wasting the tax payer’s money to embark on frivolous journey abroad to damage the image of the country before the international community, urging the well meaning Nigerians to caution the President on his recent gullible statements about the country and its good people.

His words: “By now, General Muhammadu Buhari(rtd) and Presidency should come out to tell the Public, the present state of Buhari’s health which made him to take sudden vacation from office while in official visitation abroad. Section 144 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Freedom of Information Act has empowered the citizens of the country to know their President’s health status and Buhari should remember that he and his family are not owned him again because he has become Nigeria Citizens’ property”.

Speaking further, the rights activist said that receiving treatment by President Buhari from foreign hospital at this point in time, was an indictment on the Buhari’s administration health policy in the land, recalling that the recent alleged forgery of Federal Ministry of Health Budget by the Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole before the Senate Committee on Health during its budget defence session on Monday, was national embarrassment.

Sulaiman therefore recalled that during the build up to the 2015 Presidential election campaign rally in Kogi and Ekiti States, General Buhari had declared that it was wrong for any political office holders and government officials in the country to be patronizing Overseas hospitals and promising, if elected to the Nation’s President office, he would put stop to it, noting that “Charity must beginning at home”

CHRSJ chief then gave the candid advice to General Muhammadu Buhari to stop wasting the meagre resources of the Country on incessant familiarization tour of foreign lands like his political mentor, General Olusegun Obasanjo, which had no impact on the Country’s growth, progress and development, urging Buhari to look inward to solve the mirage of problems facing the nation as no nation of the world would come to our nation’s problems for us.

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