Silence on Buhari’s ailment fuelling destructive rumours – CLO

President of Civil Liberties Organisation, Wilson Durueke, has described the silence on speculations about the health condition of President Muhammadu Buhari as bad for the country.

Durueke, who spoke in Owerri on Thursday, noted that the mystery surrounding Buhari’s ailment and its management might have negative implications for Nigeria.

Dureke said, Nigerians need to know the health status of their ailing President because of the strategic position he occupies.

He said, “First of all, Buhari is the President of Nigeria, any objection is secondary. I am of the school of thought that we ought to know his health status. It will do no harm, but it will help to calm the situation and reassure a lot of people. I don’t subscribe to the view that we should keep silent because rumors are destructive.”

The activist the silence on President Buhari’s health condition had encouraged speculations, which he described as bad for the interest of the country.

He recalled that some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, who were in the opposition in 2009, had demanded that the health condition of the late President Musa Yar’Adua must be made public.

Dureke who also spoke on the controversy surrounding the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, urged the Presidency to allow the National Assembly to carry out its constitutional duties without further interference.

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