President Muhammadu Buhari has given a timeline that he may resign by a specific time if he doesn’t recover from his undisclosed illness.
Buhari left Nigeria for London on May 7 to attend to his failing health and since then, his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has been acting in his stead.
According to an interview with a source in the presidency, a report in the INDEPENDENT stated that Buhari has told his close aides that if he doesn’t recover by a specific date, he will tender his resignation letter.
Quoting their source: “The president is not desperate to cling on to power if his health cannot carry him. I can tell you authoritatively that he has given a timeline that if he doesn’t recover fully on a specific date, he will file in his resignation letter and if you know President Buhari very well, he meant what he said.
“That is why Nigerians who love the president and his efforts in restoring Nigeria’s lost glory should continue to pray for his quick recovery. It will be to our disservice if he dies as some people are wishing him”, said the presidency source.
Meanwhile, recall TheNewsGuru.com published that a pro-democracy group, ‘Concerned Nigerians’, on Monday commenced an everyday protest, where they demanded the immediate resumption or resignation of the president, lamenting that Buhari’s 92-day absence was unacceptable.
The group, which was led by Deji Adeyanju, said it was unfortunate that but for few cabals, the president’s true state of health is unknown to Nigerians who voted him into office, urging that he resigns honourably.
It also accused the parliament of complicity in the whole drama for not deeming it necessary to demand a medical inquiry into the true state of health of the president.