- The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to a statement made by Chief Bisi Akande
- Akande is the former interim chairman of the ruling party
- He released a statement on Monday, May 1 calling on those around the president not to play politics with his health
The national leadership of the APC has stated that it would take time to study the views expressed by Chief Bisi Akande on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
The APC national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, told New Telegraph that the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has stated that the party would not comment on Akande’s position in haste.
According to him, the party views the views of the former Osun state governor as very significant but would take time to analyse it before commenting on it.
Akande is the first high profile APC leader to make such sweeping statement on the president's health, as most party leaders have kept mute.
“The health of the leader is intricately intertwined with the health of the nation. It is more so in a delicately fragile union of nations called Nigeria. I did not see President Buhari at the wedding of his grandson in Kaduna last Saturday. I was sad and I wept.
“When last we met at the wedding of his daughter in Abuja last December, I complained to him that I was not happy about his stressful looks. His reply connoted some allusions to circumstances where an honest man fighting corruption is surrounded mostly by unpatriotic greedy ruling class. He felt painfully frustrated,'' Akande said in a statement seen by NAIJ.com.
Meanwhile, a Pentecostal Bishop, Reverend Seun Adeoye, has urged Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of President Buhari, saying his well-being is so important to the nation’s co-existence and stability.
Bishop Adeoye warned that if anything should happen to President Buhari, such would be a difficult burden for the nation to bear as Nigeria will fall into wrong hands that are ready do anything to turn it into their private estates.