Northern group alleges politicisation of Buhari’s health

Northern Patriotic Assembly (NPA) has accused persons championing debate on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari of unduly politicising the matter beyond comprehension for their selfish gains.
The group which referred to such persons as “political carrion birds and hyenas, who hide under the pretext of agitating for what is in the country’s best interests”, said such persons were not friends of the nation.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna state, Hon. Idakwo Jibrin and Alhaji Adamu Wakil, President and secretary general of the assembly explained that the lingering debate on the health of the President was not beneficial to the generality of Nigerians and the nation.
“Any of the faiths we subscribe to have resignation to the will of God in all things as the core of their creeds. Our health as humans is one of those things that we must completely submit to God. It is therefore immoral that some people seek to make political capital out of President Buhari’s health as if it was something he brought upon himself. This is wickedness in its most ugly form.
“Even more unnerving is situation whereby people we once held in high esteem as elders, leaders and professionals decided to descend into the mud, using President Buhari’s health as their new object of obsession. They have fanatically tried to impose this obsession of theirs on other Nigerians in a desperate bid to cause panic and confusion.
“Sadder still is the fact that these mischief makers are people who pose as President Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party leaders, associates and friends. With this crow of desperadoes Mt President need not worry about the opposition, the real vipers nest in his courtyard. They are the ones, who finding no avenue to corner the government to themselves, are now working day and night to use the President’s health as campaign tool to hijack the government.
“We want Nigerians to specifically call these people to order. They cannot be allowed to run riot with their own missions to the detriment of the rest of us. The founding Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, who spoke from two opposing directions – he urged caution about the way President Buhari’s health is discussed yet went on to describe it as a challenge to Nigeria. This prevarication is unbecoming of an elder statesman of his stature.  He should apologize to Nigerians and stop making such unguarded utterances going forward”.
They emphasised that the role of some party chieftains are trying to recklessly abuse the constitution and openly provoke the masses.
They also called on the former Lagos state governor, Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu to act like a stateman and prevail on his allies to henceforth desist from making inflammatory statements around the subject matter.
The same way he could not sell the Muslim-Muslim ticket to hitch a ride as President Buhari’s deputy is the way he would not succeed in the current venture.
“They should all hide their faces in shame for betraying the confidence Nigerians ever had in their personality before this time”, the assembly stressed.


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