The Ahmed Markafi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm that the health saga of President Muhammadu Buahri was becoming another episode of late ex-President Musa Yar’Adua.
Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the Markafi group, said this in reaction a statement by Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, that Buhari only decided to work from home on Wednesday.
“He (the President) wanted to rest today and he asked the VP to preside over today’s meeting.
“In addition, he also asked that all his files be taken home to him and he will be working from home today.’’
But the PDP lamented that the development was worrisome and asked the Presidency to reveal Buhari’s true health status.
“We have passed a stage whereby you dish out lies to Nigerians on a daily basis about the health status of the President”, Adeyeye told Punch.
“We had such and similar experience during the days of the late former President Umaru Yar’Adua, when his health status was being manipulated by a cabal within the Presidency.
“We should be allowed to forget that era. President Buhari is human like any other person and is liable to fall sick as well.
“But he was elected to a public office and he is occupying a public office.
He cannot therefore claim to be working behind the curtains.
“He is not allowed to work secretly because he was not elected to work secretly.
FEC is statutory and he must preside over it”, he added.