Disclose your health details to Nigerians, Soyinka tells Buhari

Disclose your health details to Nigerians, Soyinka tells Buhari
April 28 21:37 2017

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to disclose the details of his illness to Nigerians.

Addressing newsmen in Lagos on Friday, the celebrated playwright said Buhari as a public figure, should see it as a duty to tell Nigerians his full health status.

“Why is the president hiding his state of health? He is supposed to understand that he is a public property, me I’m still private property, that’s why I’m not in Aso Rock.

“Once you are in Aso Rock, or you occupy a similar position, you have a responsibility to come out frankly to your citizens. Guarding your state of health like Donald Trump is guarding his tax returns is not what we expect from a Nigerian president,” he stated.

Soyinka said the president should address the nation on his health issue in order to stop the speculations going in the country.

“Let him address the nation and stop all these speculations which create unnecessary political manipulations among other things,” he added.

The President has rarely been seen in public in the last few weeks, missing two consecutive meetings of the Federal Executive Council.