Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has urged President Muhamadu Buhari to address Nigerians live that he is well and has not abandoned in the time of crisis.
Nigeria is currently part of countries battling the COVID-19 pandemic. with over 81 cases presently. More are still expected according to the Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi.
There had been speculations on the health status of the president with some reporting that he is battling fought after testing negative to COVID-19.
He took to his Twitter page a series of tweets, urging him to give Nigerians assurance as that is what is needed at the moment.
“We need to be reassured that our President has not been whisked out of the country and that he has not been afflicted with Covid 19 or any other debilitating & life-threatening illness. We also need to be reassured that he is indeed Muhammadu Buhari and not Jubril Al Sudani.
“To say that it is “his style” to ignore his people and treat them with contempt at a time of national crisis is disrespectful, disingenuous and downright insulting. The Nigerian people deserve a far better quality of leadership than that.
“If he is too sick to continue he should resign and let someone else take over the reins of power but if he is well enough to continue he should get off his high horse, purge himself of his contempt for our people, come clean & behave like a responsible modern-day leader not a feudal Arab Sheik or primitive tribal warlord.
“The Nigerian people and indeed the entire world are facing an existential threat & the greatest challenge in their entire history &this is not the time to play games or act as if all is well &that our house is not on fire.
“We need a leader that can inspire, encourage and reassure us and that is strong, healthy, focused, purposeful, decisive, sensitive, compassionate, alive to his responsibilities and forward-thinking. We do NOT need a power-mad, tyrannical, vain & irresponsible megalomaniac antediluvian relic who has lost touch with reality, who no longer knows who, what or where he is and who is suffering from senility, delusions of grandeur, an identity crisis and the misplaced notion that he is not accountable to God and to the people.
“I urge Pres. Buhari to conduct a LIVE TV broadcast to assure the Nig. people that he is well & that he has not fled our shores to seek medical treatment elsewhere. The rumours are heartbreaking &disheartening. We deserve to be reassured that we have not been abandoned midstream.”