Isaiah Baimaiyi, a Former Chief of Army Staff, has claimed that some people are benefitting from President Muhammadu Buhari’s illness.
In an interview with newsmen during the 40th general conference of the United Missionary Church of Africa (UMCA) at the UMCA Theological College in Ilorin, Kwara State, he also described those playing politics with Buhari’s health as “irresponsible”.
“It’s normal for any human being to fall sick. He took all necessary constitutional steps before he left the country.
“Yes, I agree there are problems. I think people who are really close to the president are benefiting from his health problems.
“They are the ones causing problem for him. There’s no reason whatsoever why they should not talk about the president’s health. If the president feels he can’t continue, he will be the one to tell you.
“I know Mr President very well enough because I worked under him directly. I know him to be respectful and straight forward.
“If he knows he won’t be able to continue, he would have said so. We shouldn’t play politics with the president health. It doesn’t portray us as responsible people,” he said