Twelve human rights activists, including a senior advocate, Femi Falana, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately proceed on a fresh medical vacation to attend to his ill health.
Other activists who made the call in a joint statement include Debo Adeniran, Adetokunbo Mumuni, Jibrin Ibrahim, Chom Bagu, and Chris Kwaja, urge Buhari to heed the advice of his personal physician by taking a rest to attend to his health.
The activists say they are worried that Buhari has not been seen in public in the last one week and two last meeting of the Federal Executive Council and the last Jumat service at the Presidential Villa
They argue that this development has encouraged further speculation and rumour.
“When President Muhammadu Buhari was recently in the United Kingdom on a medical vacation, which lasted 49 days, many public officers said that he was ‘hale and hearty.’ But upon his return to the country, President Buhari disclosed that he had never been that sick in his entire life,” the statement read.
The statement further said rather than update Nigerians on the state of Buhari’s health, government officials have been saying: “There is no need for apprehension over the matter”.
“Instead of embarking on regular briefing on the actual state of the health of President Buhari, officials of the federal government have continued to assure the Nigerian people,” it said.