Lagos lawyer and activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has called on the Senate to declare the office of the President vacant.
The lawyer who has over time had issues with the Buhari administration following his critical posture of some perceived anti-people policies by the government, said his current position is based on the ill-health of the President.
“On account purely of his ill health, the President has not been performing his official duties, he has not been able to preside over the Federal Executive Council and he has not been seen in public for about two weeks now.
The lawyer who though admitted that he decided to pray for the President and also lie low, in respect of his usual assessment of the policies of his (Buhari) government, in order to give him enough time to fully recover, however said it is becoming difficult to keep mute over disturbing issues of national interest.
“As hard as i tried, i couldn't just convince Lai Mohammed or any other member of Buhari's cabinet, to publicly admit to the people of Nigeria that the President is truly and seriously sick, as sick could be, even though i personally know the true position.
“Even though the President is human, the Constitution anticipates a fit and proper Chief Executive, to be in charge of and run the affairs of Nigeria, which Buhari cannot presently fulfill.
“The option before Nigeria presently is for the Senate to declare the office of the President vacant and to constitute a medical panel of experts to examine the health status of the President in order to determine if he can still continue to function in office.
“In the meantime, the Vice-President should be sworn in as Acting President. We cannot continue in this fashion whereby a cabal has taken over the affairs of Nigeria, causing great panic in the land, purely for their own selfish ends. Enough is enough!
“Somebody capable, fit and proper, must be in charge of Nigeria, not a cabal. And our nation cannot be ruled by proxy, through a cabal that was not elected into office”, he said.
Adegboruwa also lambasted aides of the Preident and some top government officials for insulting the sensibilities of Nigerians.
“Nigerians were being insulted by the aides of the President that he is so fit and healthy that he will contest and win the 2019 election, when I know that there are ministers and aides who have never ever spent as much as 20 minutes with the President, since they were appointed.
“We do not need to wait for the Yar'adua scenario before we take steps to save the President from himself and his handlers.
“I do sympathize with the President but that sympathy is dwindling daily on account of the President's quest to hold on to power at all costs, even when it is manifestly clear that he is not fit to do so.
“I pray and will keep praying that God Almighty will show mercy on the President and perfect his healing. But our nation must move on.”