2nd May, 2017
A non-governmental organization, Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation in a live and interactive broadcast to douse the raging tension across the country over the state of his health.
In a statement signed by its Director of Research and Publicity, Comrade O’Seun John, the group stated that the request has become expedient in light of various rumours and counter rumours ranging from incapacitation, disorientation and even death.
According to AIED, the cacophony of defences which more than often have turned out to be false is doing more harm than good to waning goodwill left in the Buhari’s administration.
“Today the fragile fabric of peace and unity of our great country, Nigeria, is on the vestiges of ruin. The continuous non-appearance of President Muhammadu Buhari from sworn duties and the reports of cabal infiltration of the seat of power is not only worrisome but negates the tenets of democratic rule.
“From available reports, our seat of power has once again been infested by garrison of political jobbers and power musketeers who have taken over the affairs of the country in order to purge it of its resources and wealth.
“We condemn in totality the grand disregard of Nigerians and mockery of our collective intelligence by aides of the President who have turned matter of national importance into a comic show of who can lie the most.
“In light of this, we are hereby calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation in a live and interactive broadcast on the state of his health without further delay”, the release concluded.