Popular columnist and convener of ‘Every Nigerian Do Something,’ Perry Brimah, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is “chronically ill” and needs rest.
Brimah, in a statement on Friday, alleged that the President was being locked up in Aso Rock by some “selfish cabal” instead of allowing him to attend to his health.
The columnist flayed Nigerians for their seeming indifference to Buhari’s health status despite seeing his “asthenic figure…as he sat down for the Jumat service” with Kaduna State governor Nasir el-Rufai last Friday.
He wrote, “There can be no denying how chronically ill president Muhammadu Buhari looks when he does appear in public. The last time was last week Friday when Kaduna State governor Nasir el-Rufai came visiting.
“The videos of Buhari walking to Friday prayers bring tears to eyes. His asthenic figure, now no more than skin-and-bones as he sat down for the Jumat service, was heart-wrenching.
“How can a people be so cold they expose a grandfather to this type of extreme stress and deprive him of his needed rest and medical attention by tasking him to lead the world’s most complex nation?
“Have we, as a people, lost our humanity that we continue to task Buhari like this and not campaign for him to be relieved of our burden and rest towards recovery?
“It is insane to continue to deprive him and the nation by locking him up and burdening him with a challenge too heavy for even a strong young man to bear, talk-less of an old man who just returned from a 49-day leave in which he received blood transfusions and unknown cocktails of serious medications…”
“It’s time for Nigerians to demand full disclosure of the true state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari…”