Group Urges Buhari To Declare Health Status

The Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has called on President  Muhammadu Buhari  to declare his present state of health as stipulated by the Chapter (VI), Part 1 of section 144 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, saying that  the indefinite emergency vacation  taken the  President since January 19th, 2017, was a great testimony that he was hiding his state of health from the Nigerian public.

According the spokesman of the group, Comrade Suleman , “Section 144 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Freedom of Information Act empowers the citizens of the country to know their President’s health status anytime he is unfit in office. Continued treatment of President Buhari by a foreign hospital is an indictment on the present administration health policy and
national embarrassment”.

He said 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 patronize oversea hospitals and promised, if elected as President, he would put stop to it.”