YARADUA/BUHARI’S HEALTH: What Lai Mohammed said 21 Dec, 2009 & what APC is saying today


Efio-Ita Nyok|7 February 2017 It's funnily said that the internet is a woman —she never forgets. Here's what Lai Mohammed and APC, then ACN said on former President Umaru Musa Yaradua's health issue on December 21, 2009: "The Action Congress (AC) has renewed its call on the Federal Government to give Nigerians a daily update on the health of President Umaru Yar'Adua to stem the growing rumours surrounding his state of health. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the current situation whereby ministers and aides of the President give out uncoordinated information on his health, is doing more harm than good… "Therefore, a daily briefing by the Minister of Information, based on authentic details provided by the President's doctors, should start forthwith. As we have said many times, the health of the President, as a public figure can no longer be of interest only to his family and friends. Nigerians have a right to know," AC said. The party also called on the Federal Executive Council, FEC, the only body constitutionally empowered to start the process of determining whether or not the President can continue in office on the basis of his health, to rise above mundane considerations and put the nation's interest first. This information is culled from Vanguard Newspaper. However, Sahara Reporters in a February 5, 2017 publication reported Acting President/Vice President Yemi Osibanjo saying that, 'I Can't Disclose Buhari's Health Status,'. If anything this APC led federal government is really a government of change. They seem to be the only people that want to right to question anything about everything. When, they are in the same shoes they demand a different treatment. Hmmmm… Change should begins with them. It will be recalled that on 19 January President Muhammadu Buhari left the shores of the country on a vacation that later turned into his being hospitalised. He was supposed to return on 6 February but on Sunday 5 February transmitted according to news sources a letter asking for an indefinite period of time to allow for his medical test results to be out. We wish the President a quick recovery especially considering that campaign promises lie fallow begging for fulfilment. Efio-Ita Nyok
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