A group, Coalition Of Urhobo Nation Youth Leaders and Stakeholders (CUNYLS), has recommended that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should lead other elder statesmen in the country on a visit President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in the United Kingdom on medical vacation.
The group made the suggestion on Friday in a statement signed by Its Convener, Comrade Rex Emojite Ekiugbo Anighoro and its acting Coordinator, Comrade Blessed Ughere, even as it also demanded a public presentation of the president’s health status.
According to CUNYLS, to restore confidence and get a more objective position of the president’s state of health, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice President Alex Ekwueme should lead adelegation of statesmen on the visit.
“We demand that a delegation of statesmen led by a former president pay a courtesy visit to Mr. President in London, or wherever he is, and this visit be visually recorded and relayed to all Nigerians.
“We demand that the president’s state health be immediately publicly declared for the benefits of all Nigerians.
“We recommend former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice President Alex Ekwueme led such delegation,” the group said.
The coalition, while lamenting the plethora of unconfirmed speculations on the health of the president, vowed that it would resist any attempt by a small cabal to hold in conquest the Nigerian Union.
”We must state here that efforts by the presidency to stifle these rumours has rather given more impetus to the rumours. Perhaps it has not come to the realisations of the relevant authorities, but we must state here; that this current state of cul de sac and grave yard silence is an open invitation to power tussle, political imbroglio capable of destabilising the current government from actualisation of their campaign promises to our people,” the coalition warned.
“The desperation of members of the Presidency begs the question, if the President of Nigeria is healthy enough to receive guests stemmed from his political party’s leadership, why couldn’t he grant a live audience to multitude of Nigerians who thronged to demand that he addresses them,” it demanded.