Due to perceived silence of the presidency over the many questions surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s health condition, a former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has challenged the presidency to come out in the open and tell Nigerians whether the President is alive or dead.
From the snippets of an article released by him today, The New Diplomat gathered Fani-Kayode in his controversial style said most columnists, writers and public commentators have shielded away from asking questions pertaining to the President’s health but he (Fani-Kayode) is ready to “pose a question that is in the hearts and minds of many both within and outside Nigeria.”
In the article he said, “The question is whether President Muhammadu Buhari (remember him?) is actually dead or still alive. And, assuming that he is still alive, is he lost to the world in a vegetative state and deep coma, is he suffering from an extreeme and crippling form of dementia or is he lucid, functional, rational and clear-thinking?
“The Presidency has told us that Buhari has travelled out of the country yet no-one has seen pictures or footage of him going out of Nigeria or arriving in his preferred destination in a foreign land.
“Assuming that he really did travel out one wonders which country he was ferried to, whether he went there on his feet or on his back and whether he is presently on admission in a hospital or resides in a private or official residence,” he added.
Fani-Kayode said the pussy-footing nature of the presidency over the President’s state of health has made many to called them “pathological liars.”
“The Presidency claims that he is still alive and we sincerely hope that this is the case,” he said.
He said the presidency should reveal the true state of health of President Buhari or else Nigerians will continue to view the development as a “singular insult to the collective sensibilities of the Nigerian people.”
“The bottom line is this: if the President is dead, stop playing games, tell us the truth, bury him with dignity and let his soul rest in peace.
“If he is alive let us know exactly what has afflicted him, what his condition is, where he is, how he is doing and, most important of all, give us PROOF OF LIFE.
“Anything short of treading one of these two paths is not only dishonorable but also utterly reprehensible and amounts to nothing less than a glaring and singular insult to the collective sensibilities of the Nigerian people. Simply put, we have a right to know the truth,” he said.