By Umar Muhammad Puma
Against the spate of criticisms and ‘concerns’ about the President’s health, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says that President Muhammadu Buhari is more healthier than most of the candidates vying for presidential tickets, saying it is most regrettable, uncalled for and reprehensible and aimed at embarrassing and distracting the President.
The group made this assertion in response to insinuations in the media, and a law suit, challenging the health status of the President.
BMO made particular reference to a press statement signed by Ugochinyere Ikenga, spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) in which the organisation stated that the President is not healthy enough to lead the nation for another four years, and that the courts should order President Buhari to make public his health status.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO asked Nigerians to dismiss “the moronic claim from Ikenga. He is the kind of person that is giving the Nigerian Bar Association a bad name, bringing all sorts of malicious lawsuits and invectives against the person of the President, He should be reminded that under the National Health Law any adult has the right to disclose or withhold his or her health Status.
“Aside from that, what could be more telling of the President’s fitness when he has visited 21 states in the last two weeks, 18 states twice and three states once.
“President Buhari has shown that at his age, he is a hard worker, going by things he has put in place in three and a half years: the roads, the rail system, power supply etc. These are unprecedented achievements. No head of government has done half that in Nigeria’s history.
“In any case, President Buhari is not a Robo cop, he is a mortal like any one of us and can fall ill at any time- again, just like any of us. We at BMO are proud to be associated with him for the things he has done, which are unmatched and unmatchable especially by the ruinous People’s Democratic Party (PDP) elements.”
BMO said despite Buhari’s hectic campaign tours, to more than half of the States, “he has not abandoned his normal duties. Also, in all the states where he has campaigned, he has commissioned several Federal Government projects.
“Of course, we understand why PDP, in its blurred vision, cannot see any of this. We strongly recommend that PDP leadership should see the nearest Psychiatrist for evaluation and cure for their multiple neuroses. Perhaps then they will see what others are seeing.