Ezekwesili ‘Calls for Panel to Assess Buhari’s Mental, Physical Health’

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education in Nigeria, in a tweet Sunday night wrote that it’s Nigerians’ right to know the status of Mr. Buhari’s capacity trounced his rights to privacy and has called for an assessment of the physical and mental capabilities of President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the nation’s affairs.

Reacting to the killing of over 40 Nigerian farmers in the northeastern region of the country by Boko Haram on her Twitter handle, demanded that a medical panel be set up to assess Buhari, adding that the “condition of Nigeria has become too grave for citizens to sit still and go about their duties without asking questions.”

“I think that at this stage and depth of fragility of the Nigeria-State, privacy has to yield ground to our right to know, as citizens, the state of health of Buhari,” she tweeted.

On other tweets, she posted:

“We really must assess the physical or mental capability of Nigeria’s President to carry on the duties of office.

“Citizens can collectively push for an Independent Panel to help us make the critical medical determination of the state of mind and body of our President Buhari.

“The conditions of Nigeria have become too grave for us all to sit still and watch a train wreck in the making.

“As an extremely concerned citizen, I hereby demand for a Medical Panel on Buhari since we obviously cannot trust the State House Physicians to provide us with accurate information.

“It is a reasonable demand now for citizens to have full disclosure on the state of health of Buhari.

Nigeria’s economy entered a second recession in five years under President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this week. Kidnappers, bandits and Boko Haram terrorists have also intensified their deadly and exploitative onslaught on citizens.

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