Buhari: Lawyers give Osinbajo, AGF, others two-week ultimatum

Buhari: Lawyers give Osinbajo, AGF, others two-week ultimatum

Some lawyers, on Wednesday, threatened to go to court and compel the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to set up a medical committee to ascertain if ailing President Muhammadu Buhari is fit enough to continue in office.

The lawyers, who converged under the aegis of United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP), said they had already written letters to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami and the Acting Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Habibat Lawal, to set up the medical team in line with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Speaking on behalf of others, Mr. Pelumi Olajengbesi said: “We have written letters to the Acting President, the AGF and the SGF to set up a medical committee to ascertain if President Buhari is fit enough to continue in office.

“This is not about the president or anybody, but the institution called Nigeria. We need to follow what the constitution says and ensure that the right thing is done. We are giving them two weeks.

“If they fail to do that and set up the committee, we will be left with no choice, but to approach the court and compel them to do the right thing. They need to invoke that section of our constitution.”

Executive director of the group, Olaseni Shalom, who also spoke, blamed the current ethnic tensions on the continuous absence of President Buhari.

“A fundamental factor that has the capacity to undermine the peace is the prolonged absence of President Buhari. While we are sympathetic to Buhari’s health challenges, we are also convinced that the continued absence of President Buhari from the country would further lead to the degeneration of an already bad situation.

“We therefore urge the hierarchy of government to do what is needful, what is right and just and what the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria requires,” Mr Shalom said.

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3 Comments

  1. Drama. Most Nigerians know baba is medically unfit now. But God will shame the cabal for all these drama in UK

  2. The fact remains that Buhari is not elected to rule Nigeria from London
    All these window dressing by northern cabals is like potraying our kind of democracy as a mere joke
    Buhari is upright and transparent, fair enough
    His anti corruption drive is quite commendable and an eye opener, no doubt
    However the job of the president of a nation is not meant for an infirm individual
    Buhari just has to resign if his health can no longer sustain him, to allow the high performing and vibrant Osinbajo to be sworn in
    He was not mandated to act as tourist attraction, that would be visited by all kinds of people
    This Hausa/Fulani cabals need to desist from this counterproductive trend which is really detrimental to the progress of this nation

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