By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Former Minister of Aviation and social crusader, Femi Fani-Kayode has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to prove to Nigerians that he is okay or resign honourably if he is too sick to continue as the country’s number one citizen.
Fani-Kayode threw the challenge on Friday, in a statement issued on Facebook.
“If he is too sick to continue as President he should resign and let someone else take over the reigns of power but if he is well enough to continue he should get off his high horse, purge himself of his contempt for our people, come clean and behave like a responsible modern-day leader and not a feudal Arab Sheik or primitive tribal warlord,” he said.
AUTHENTIC News Daily gathered from the statement that he urged President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a LIVE television broadcast to assure the Nigerian people that he is well and that he has not fled our shores to seek medical treatment elsewhere.
“The rumours are heartbreaking and disheartening. We deserve to be reassured that we have not been abandoned midstream and that the President has not been afflicted by Covid 19 or any other debilitating and life-threatening illness.
“We also need to be assured that he is indeed Muhammadu Buhari and not Jubril Al Sudani. To say that it is his style to ignore his people and treat them with contempt at a time of national crisis is disrespectful, disingenuous and downright insulting. The Nigerian people deserve a far better quality of leadership than that,” he added.
He pointed out that the Nigerian people and indeed the entire world are facing an existential threat and the greatest challenge in their entire history and this is not the “time to play games or act as if all is well and that our house is not on fire.
“We need a leader that can inspire, encourage and reassure us and that is strong, healthy, focused, purposeful, decisive, sensitive, compassionate, alive to his responsibilities and forward-thinking.
“We do not need a power-mad, tyrannical, vain and irresponsible megalomaniac and antedeluvian relic who has lost touch with reality, who no longer knows who, what or where he is and who is suffering from senility, delusions of grandeur, an identity crisis and the misplaced notion that he is not accountable to God and to the people.”