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Buhari won’t resign –Presidency



Buhari won't resign --Presidency

The presidency has reacted to calls in some quarters calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office, due to his health issues.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president would not resign from office based on such calls.

The president has been away from public view ever since his return from a 50-day medical trip in London, and has not stepped outside the Presidential Villa, Abuja since then.

He has also missed out on three consecutive Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings, and failed to attend Ju’maat prayer on Friday, fueling more speculations that his health may have deteriorated further.

But Adesina told journalist at an event in Lagos on Saturday that the calls for Buhari to resign over ill health, were merely the opinion of some people, and not that of the millions of Nigerians who voted Buhari in as president.

Adesina explained that since the mandate of the voters was more important than the opinions of a few people, there was no possibility of Buhari resigning based on the calls.

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He said, “Well, it is an opinion, but don’t forget that about 15 million people elected the president so if one or two people expressed their opinion, will their opinions override that of 15 million people who voted for him? So those who are expressing their opinions have rights to their opinions.”

He said he was confident that God would fully restore the president’s health, adding that he was still carrying out his duties as president, even as he called on Nigerians to pray for the good health of the president.

He continued, “Yesterday there was still a press briefing saying there is no need for apprehension. God spared the president. In the first place, he said he had never been as sick as he was before, the same God that spared him will also ensure that he returns to full health. Nigerians prayed, God answered. Nigerians are still praying, God will still answer. That is all we believe.”

The presidency had stated after Buhari missed the last FEC meeting that he had asked that the files on his table be brought to his official residence at the Villa for him to work on.

His senior special adviser on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu had also stated that the president was taking things easy, based on his doctors’ advice.



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  1. Anita Kingsley

    April 29, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I’m beginning to think Buhari is now incapacitated, but we can’t force him to resign since his Vice is not complaining and the senate have not seen any reason to impeach him.

    • Agbor Chris

      April 29, 2017 at 8:29 am

      This your thinking is horrible, how can you think Buhari is incapacitated when he’s obviously still the person in charge of his government. Nigerians want results, not his face. Of what use is his public presence going to be to us when Nigeria’s situation is still poor? If it’s from his bedroom he can fix Nigeria, please allow him stay indoor for as long as he wishes.

      • chichi emerue

        April 29, 2017 at 8:54 am

        what are you saying how can buhari be in his house ruling Nigeria.what happen to his office where he was assign to be as the president,Buhari should better resign as the president and take care of his health instead of fooling himself

    • eric lee

      April 29, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Buhari need to be impeach because his been a president is not helping helping Nigerian at all but destroying things that is in good shape already

      • Balarabe musa

        April 29, 2017 at 11:41 am

        Na your papa dey go impeach you this bloody fool.

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    April 29, 2017 at 8:18 am

    How is Femi Adesina sure we Nigerians don’t want Buhari out? If we are to vote, in order to have him stay in office or have him resign, 80% of us will vote to have him resign, because we love him and we cannot allow a good man die in power. Nigeria is stressing Buhari, he needs to be taken good care of without any leadership, political or any form of distraction

    • Amarachi Okoye

      April 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

      yes i support you on this buhari need some rest so that he can leave the seat for osinbajor to rule in peace


    April 29, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Well, to Femi Adesina, I understand you. I know you won’t say the president will resign because he is your boss and there is where you eat from, but sincerely, if you all love Buhari truly, you will allow him to resign and enjoy the remaining days of his life.

    • yanju omotodun

      April 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Funny you. What remaining days of his life? How long do you think he can live again, the man wants state burial that’s why he better die in power.

      • Joy Madu

        April 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

        No matter what he like let him do all i know is buhari will not last in power of ruling Nigerian because of his health condition

      • seyi jelili

        April 29, 2017 at 11:37 am

        Lol. Even though he dies out of power, he will be given state burial because he was once a past president ,so if state burial is his problem, please tell him to resign and enjoy his life.

        • Balarabe musa

          April 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

          You are mad, it’s you that will die and not Muhammadu Buhari Insha Allah

          • Michael Micado Onyekwere

            May 3, 2017 at 9:25 pm

            balarabe musa, hajia insha allah whether u like it or not, buhari will die. What u shuld do 4 him as u so much love him is 2 pray dat he doesn’t die in power.
            And 4 those of u talking of presidential burial or no presidential burial, mind u, d muslim northerners don’t bury their dead like d Southerners do. All dey need is jst abt 10yrds of china white, fire wood, cola-nut, akara & masa. So wat is d presidential requirement there?

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  5. Balarabe musa

    April 29, 2017 at 11:41 am

    All enemies will be put to shame soon on Baba Buhari matter insha Allah

    • Michael Micado Onyekwere

      May 3, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      A big sorry 2 u insha allah.

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