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Ezekwesili questions Buhari’s mental health


By Ismail Auwal

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education and one time World Bank Vice President, Oby Ezekwesili, has demanded for independent assessment of President Buhari’s mental and physical health.

She made the call at the heel of increasing security challenges in the country, in view of how President Buhari runs the affairs of the nation.

Ezekweili requested that an independent medical panel should be set up to assess the President, while adding that Nigeria’s current situation has become too severe for citizens to sit still.

The former Minister stressed her demands on her official Twitter handle, where she insisted that the State House Physician cannot be trusted to carry out this task of assessing the President’s fitness to govern the nation. Hence, she indicated the need for an independent panel to be set up for that sole purpose.


Her tweets read: “I think that at this stage and depth of fragility of the Nigeria-State, privacy has to yield ground to our right to know as citizens, the state of health of Buhari.”

“We really must assess the physical or mental capability of Nigeria’s President to carry on the duties of office.

“Citizens can collectively push for an independent panel to help us make the critical medical determination of the state of mind and body of our President Buhari.”

“The conditions of Nigeria have become too grave for us all to sit still and watch a train wreck in the making. As an extremely concerned citizen, I hereby demand for a medical panel on Buhari since we obviously cannot trust the State House Physician to provide us accurate information. ”

Ezekwesili emphasised that a mental and physical assessment is important as Nigerians need full disclosure before the situation in the country worsens.

“It is reasonable demand now for citizens to have full disclosure on the state of health of Buhari,” Ezekwesili tweeted.


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