By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED), a non-governmental organization, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, address the nation in a live and interactive broadcast on the state of his health as a way of dousing the ranging tension created by the rumour of his ill-health.
The AIED made the call in a statement signed by the Director of Research & Publicity, Comrade O’Seun John and made available to SundiataPost.
According to the statement, “It has become expedient in the light of various rumours on the health of President Mohammadu Buhari that he addresses the nation in a live and interactive broadcast”.
“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”, the statement added.
The Group maintained that “the cacophony of defenses 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”.
AIED however, “condemned 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”.
It added that, “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”.
Sundiata Post recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari has been absent from Federal Executive Council Meeting for three consecutive weeks and was also not sighted at mosque last Friday, fueling speculation about possible deteriorating health.