Days after General Muhammadu Buhari, 72, made the statement that his old age will pose a threat to the capacity of his performance as the president, the Labour Party among many others have sought to know why he vied for the post of a president if he knew he was old.
The Labour Party who are of the opinion that the All Progressives Congress, APC, are still being hazy about Buhari’s state of health, dared the party to come out clean and make people understand his real health status.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 the National Chairman of LP, Alhaji Abdukadir Abdulsalam, described the statement as embarrassing and not befitting of a president.
He said, “This is an expression of failure on his part because when he was campaigning, he gave us the impression that he was hale, healthy and not fragile, and had the capacity, ability and agility to carry out the functions of state as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This is disappointing to us and Nigerians that before we started to get the whistle blown, Buhari has started to throw in the towel. I think both President Buhari and the APC should tell us the true situation. Is it the age of Buhari or both the age and health that have become the problem?
“Two months ago, he was telling us he had the capacity to do it, now he is telling us he wishes he was younger and that his age will impact on his performance and would not be able to do this job to the satisfaction of Nigerians.
“This also means Nigerians have been deceived with the concept of change; the statement means we should not be expecting the change they promised as change goes with dynamism, ability to perform, with political willingness and commitment. But if he is complaining now less than a month, where do we go from here?
“President Barack Obama takes charge and responsibility for whatever happens to America; the same thing for David Cameron in Britain. All presidents take responsibility for whatever happens. President Buhari and the APC should tell us now before it is too late on what is happening to our President, Baba Buhari.”