- President Muhammadu Buhari’s ally, Captain Joseph Mangtup, has declared that Buhari could rule on wheelchair
- Mangtup also lambasted Governor Ayodele Fayose over his claim that Buhari is on life support
- He said Fayose was only looking for relevance
President Muhammadu Buhari can rule Nigeria even on wheelchair or using crutches, an ally of the president, retired Captain Joseph Mangtup Din has said.
Captain Din who has been with the president for 53 years, told Daily Trust during his 80th birthday celebration held at his Jos residence at the weekend that the president was capable of taking Nigeria to the promised land.
Reacting to a recent allegation by the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, that the president was on life support machine, Captain Din urged Nigerians to ignore the governor, whom he said was only looking for relevance in Nigerian political arena.
“I don’t know what is wrong with Governor Fayose. How can he be talking about somebody’s health? Is he a medical doctor? He isn’t qualified to talk about it. I call on people to ignore him. Even if Buhari is walking with crutches he can still rule, until his tenure expires. How can he say Buhari should resign?” he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a group, the Nigerian Youth Advocate for Justice has given President Muhammadu Buhari an eight-week ultimatum to either resign or form an interim government following his absence from the country for more than 53 days.
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The group warned that if the president fails to comply with the ultimatum, it would lead seven million youths in 22 states to force him out of office, Guardian reports. The group’s chairman, Seriki Olorunwa, said the prevailing health condition of the president had made it impossible for him to govern the country.
In the video below, NAIJ.com TV asked some Nigerians what they have to say about the president being away from the country for a long while: