Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Medical Board Should Determine If Buhari Is Fit To Continue - National Security Expert

Mr. Ayokunle Fagbemi an Abuja based political scientist has called on the Federal Government to implement the processes into the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari's health status.

 He made the call in a press statement made available to SaharaReporters. According to the security expert, his call was informed by the fact that the Nigerian public has been starved of information on the President's ill health despite wishing him well and praying for him.

He explained that President Buhari has spent about 97 days on medical leave this year alone, which is an action in contravention of the Public Service Rules (PSR).

"The applicable PSR 070316 states that the maximum aggregate sick leave which can be allowed an officer, who is not hospitalized, during any period of 12  months shall be 42 calendar days," he said.

On account of overshooting the maximum number of days allowed a public officer, Mr. Fagbemi reasoned that the situation requires the appropriate statutory entities to activate the provisions contained in Section 144 of the 1999 Constitution.

"President Buhari’s absence from duties January 19th - March 10th and May 7th – till date, June 26, 2017, can no longer be justified under the laws of Nigeria. This is because of the need to apply the 1999 Constitution imposed obligations, which President Buhari and all those occupying statutory offices swore to, uphold and protect," he argued.

He added that it is now time for the cabal around the President to stop ridiculing President Muhammadu Buhari

The activities of the cabal, he noted, are fast eroding the credibility and integrity of President Buhari. The scholar commended President Buhari for complying with the spirit and letters of the constitution, particularly, Section 145, by transmitting letters to the National Assembly when traveling out of the country and relinquishing powers to his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Mr. Fagbemi is of the view that Nigerians are not disappointed in the President, but in the cabal around him, which he said has mismanaged the Presidency.

He wondered why members of the cabal have failed to provide a live audio-visual platform for the President to address Nigerians.                      
"Nigerians are no longer impressed with transmitted letters purportedly originating from him. It is time to bring to an end the adopted socio-political management of cabal politics and the media spin," he said.                

He urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to live up to the dictates of  CONTINUE READING



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