- A civil society group files a suit asking the Federal High Court to mandate the National Assembly to constitute a medical panel to verify Buhari's fitness
- Joined as respondents to the suit are Yemi Osinbajo, the federal executive council, the attorney-general of the federation and the National Assembly
- A presidency source says Aisha is currently with President Buhari in Abuja House London
A civil society group, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to issue an order compelling the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to declare ailing President Muhammadu Buhari unfit to continue to hold office.
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The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/671/2017, filed on Thursday, July 20, is also asking the court to mandate the National Assembly to constitute a medical panel to verify his fitness, The Punch reports.
Joined as respondents to the suit are the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Federal Executive Council (EFC), the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the National Assembly.
Legit.ng recalls that a Nigerian based in the United States of America, Mr. Toyin Dawodu, on June 28, filed a suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/508/2017, asking the court to compel Saraki to constitute a medical panel on Buhari’s health status.
President Buhari left Nigeria for London on Sunday, May 7, 2017, to attend to health challenges. Having earlier made a similar trip to London and upon arrival in Nigeria, he stated that he was going to return to London at a later date.
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Meanwhile, despite media reports that the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, no longer has access to her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, as a result of the perceived secrecy surrounding the president’s ill-health, the First Lady is currently with the president in Abuja House, London, Daily Sun has reported.
According to Daily Sun, a very competent presidency source said that Aisha is currently with President Buhari in Abuja House, London.
The source said: “Aisha visited the President two weeks ago and is currently with the President.” The source also dismissed insinuations that the President is suffering from memory loss, saying the president is responding to treatment.
While stating that no specific date has been slated for the President’s return, the source said the President’s return “would strictly be on the orders of his doctors.”
The source added: “Keeping the arrival date of the President secret is because of noise and exposure.” Probed further about the veracity that the First Lady no longer has access to the President, the source said: “It is not possible for a wife not to see her husband."
The information is bandied around by people trying to tarnish the image of the First Lady.”
In the video below, Legit.ng TV asked some Nigerians what they have to say about President Buhari’s long absence from the country.