The Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) campaign organisation on Monday, February 23, 2015 challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari to a thorough medical examination.
The group said it was important to carry out a medical examination of his state of mind and physical health in court, as the issue of his health has been in the media for quite a while,
Issuing a statement to the effect was its Director of Media and Publicity, Steve Oliyide, who said General Buhari needs to come out and make Nigerians know if he is capable of functioning as Nigeria’s president.
The Ogun PDP said it had noticed “with dismay the secrecy with which the real health status of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag bearer, General Muhammadu Buhari is shrouded.
The statement further has it that: “It is even more worrisome that in spite of the embarrassment the nation recently suffered with the Yar’Adua saga, the APC that is busy hallucinating about taking over power at the center has not found it expedient to come straight on this germane matter.
“First, as Nigerians, we feel concerned about the well-being of our fellow citizen and more about a man who had served this country in the army but history as taught us that the presidential position comes with lots of physical challenge and huge mental demand, and as such a proposed occupant of such position must be at least 90 percent healthy and of a very sound mind.”
“We love General Buhari and we will not stands idle to watch some greedy, self-centered and selfish politicians push such man around all in the process of actualising their egocentric lust for power. We will not also fold our hands and allow these few take the already progressing country into constitutional crisis and needless doctrine of necessity.
“We therefore condemn in strong terms the continuous surreptitious positioning of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on the true state of health of its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
“In light of these and in conformity with Section 137 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), we hereby wish to make public of our resolve to challenge the state of mind and physical health of General Buhari in a competent court of law and demand that a thorough medical examination be carried out on him to ascertain if he is capable of holding the highest office in the land in line with the provisions of the constitution.”