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No cause for alarm over Buhari’s health — APC Govs

ABUJA—Governors of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have restated their loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his state of health was of no consequence to issues of state-craft.

“We are not worried about the development, it is not compulsory for the president to preside over every Federal Executive Council (FEC), that is why our constitution makes available the place of the Vice President”, said Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai who addressed journalists Wednesday night after hours of meeting with the party’s National Working Committee, NWC.

According to the governors, the FEC meeting for which the president has been absent for some weeks now is not a must-attend for Mr Buhari.

“Mr President is 74 years old; at that age, it is possible to have one ailment or the other, even I, at 57 take medication for one ailment or the other. Our prayer is that the president gets better but the reason he has a Vice President is because of a time like this, it may not be as a result of sickness that he did not attend FEC, he may have had other pressing issues to attend to. I have not had to chair every State Executive Council in Kaduna state because the deputy governor is there, if I have other issues of greater priority to attend to.

“We are not worried yet or have any reason to be worried but I call on every Nigerian to join all of us to pray for the improved health of the President. It has improved in the last few weeks since he came back and we will continue to pray for his improved health”, he added.


Credit: Vanguard Nigeria


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